Swansea City forward Wilfried Bony is reportedly interested in a move to Turkey.
According to Bony’s agent, Taylan Ertac Oran, when talking in a radio interview on Turkish station Radyospor, as reported by Wales Online, he was adamant the 30-year-old striker was interested in a move to Turkey.
Ertac added that a loan move would be all that the Championship club would sanction during this transfer window.
Bony is one of the Welsh club’s highest earners and has been linked with a move away from the Liberty Stadium for a prolonged period.
Besiktas and Fenerbahce were mentioned as possible clubs that the Ivorian could have joined in the summer, but a move did not materialise.
Qatari outfit Al Sadd and Turkish powerhouse Galatasaray have been linked with the striker this month but again, there has been no movement.
The agent has explained that no offers are currently on the table, as of yet, but Bony is hoping he can seal a move to the Turkish Super Liga before the end of the transfer window.
“For now, we have not received a formal offer,” he told Radyopor.
“He’s keen on a move to Turkey but at the moment he’s Swansea’s player. They don’t want a transfer fee.
“We would like to make a deal with a team that would be suitable for Wilfried’s career.
“We will consider the proposals that will come.”
Bony is seemingly linked with a new club every week and with his agent now going public with the 30-year-old’s apparent interest, it could be a way to try and speed up a move away.
If clubs know he is willing to leave the Welsh side and wants a move away, the agent is doing the most obvious thing in touting his player.
Bony wants a move to Turkey, so he discusses the player on a Turkish radio station – pretty standard stuff.
Trying to engineer a move away is something that has gone on in football for generations, and Bony looks to be the more recent to try to do the same.
It’s inevitable he will leave Swansea, it is now a case of when and not if.