Sky Bet Championship side Swansea City are close to agreeing a deal to sell striker Wilfried Bony to Qatar club Al-Sadd, according to reports from Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol.
The 30-year-old 25 goals in 43 league starts for the Swans before moving to Manchester City in January 2015, but re-signed for the Welsh club last season as they looked to steer clear of relegation from the Premier League.
But the Ivorian couldn’t save the Swans dropping down to the second tier, and it looks as if the forward could now be on his way out of the Liberty Stadium, after scoring just four goals in 26 games in all competitions since his arrival from the Etihad Stadium.
It could act as a huge boost for Graham Potter’s men, with Bony reportedly the highest earner at the Liberty Stadium – so his departure could free up some invaluable funds for the Swans to bring some new players in.
Swansea still have aspirations of the play-offs, with the Welsh club sitting 13th in the Sky Bet Championship table, six points off the play-off places.
This is probably the best move for parties, it’s a move that has had to happen for a long time.
Bony just hasn’t made the impact that he would have liked to when he re-signed for the club last season, and isn’t getting a look-in this term.
If he is the highest earner at the club, then Potter will be delighted to get rid of him. Swansea could now make some signings that really help their play-off push.