2013 has certainly been a record breaking year for Swansea City with the club having already won their first major trophy and set to feature in Europe for the first time.
It seems though that this streak is set to continue with the Welsh side set to break their transfer record by signing Wilfried Bony from Vitesse Arnhem.
Bony has been the focus of attention for several Premier League sides in recent months after leading the scoring charts in Eredivisie with 31 goals.
The Ivorian had been linked with several top sides such as Liverpool and Everton keen to sign the striker but Swansea have all but sealed the transfer following a £12m bid from the club.
Once the deal is confirmed, the club’s transfer record will be smashed with the £12m bid over double that of the £5.5million which was paid last year when they signed Pablo Hernandez from Spanish side Valencia.
Representatives of Wilfried Bony have revealed that Swansea were always considered to be at the front of the queue to sign the striker since the start of the year. This was underlined by his agent Francis Kacou who told the Daily Mail that “Swansea wanted to pay and Bony has seen that, but Vitesse wanted more. Now there is an offer of 14 million plus two million in bonuses.”
Bony could well be a surprise package should he arrive in the Premier League having only recently come into scintillating form for Vitesse Arnhem.
Having joined Arnhem in 2011, he had only notched up 19 goals in 18 months whilst at the Gelredome before the start of last season.
But this season, the Ivorian has certainly surprised many people in the footballing world with his 31 goals in the Dutch league equalling his total goal sum for the past 3 seasons.
The deal is set to be the 6th major signing at The Liberty Stadium with Swansea keen to refresh their line-up for what is going to be their busiest season in years.
The Swans have not backed down in looking to bring in high quality players over the summer with the likes of Jonjo Shelvey and Alejandro Pozuelo already making the move to South Wales.
With the next signing pretty much sealed at The Liberty Stadium, Swansea are certainly looking like they’ll be ready to take on whatever the Premier League throws at them over the coming season.