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Swansea sign striker Wilfried Bony for club record fee

Associated Press
Jul 12, 2013 at 08:28am IST

Wales: Premier League club Swansea have broken their transfer record to sign striker Wilfried Bony from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem for 12 million pounds ($18 million).

The Ivory Coast international has signed a four-year deal with the south Wales side, which is in the Europa League next season after winning the League Cup.

Bony's transfer fee more than doubles Swansea's previous record outlay of 5.5 million pounds ($8 million) paid to Valencia for Pablo Hernandez last year.

Swansea sign striker Wilfried Bony for club record fee

Swansea have broken their transfer record to sign striker Wilfried Bony from Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem for 12 million pounds.

Having watched Swansea on television last season, the 24-year-old Bony says "they have some good players and I like the way they play. I appreciate the style, which is similar to the Dutch way."

Bony says he turned down offers from clubs in England, France, Ukraine, Russia and the United Arab Emirates.

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