According to reports in the media, Premier League outfit Swansea are closing in on 20’s Greek striker Luc Castaignos. Seems the Welsh team are already preparing a ground work for the possible departure of Ivorian striker Wilfred Bony who has been linked with a big money move to Premier League giants Arsenal and other top teams across Europe, notably in the Bundesliga.
With the imminent purchase of Castaignos, Arsenal’s chances of landing Bony has been hugely brightened that is if Wenger is really keen on signing the African striker. With Castaignos in their ranks, Swansea would have 3 strikers (Michu, Bony and Luc) and that is unrealistic for a modest team like Swansea. They have already slapped a 25million Pounds fee on Bony to ward off potential interests but they might know their chances of keeping him is remote especially with interest from Champions League teams like Arsenal and Dortmund. All they can do is try to squeeze as much money as they can from prospective suitors. 25million Pounds is rather steep but a fee of 18million Pounds would be good for all parties and I am sure Arsenal can get Bony for this price if they are really interested in signing him and Bony is keen on moving away.
Swansea need money to beef up the team ahead of next season. The reported fee they would be paying for the Greek forward is 6million Pounds which means they will be making a decent profit from the sale of Bony which they can channel towards bolstering other departments. Arsenal are still searching for a new striker and I believe Bony is a player they should take a good look at. The Ivorian striker has a decent goalscoring record in all the leagues he has played. The way he adapted to life in the Premier League in his very first season is very impressive.
Instead of spending big on other strikers because they are supposed big names which could be a risk especially with the Premier League been a different league that is capable of making a fool of big names from other leagues. Bony is already proven in the Premier League, if he could return 16 goals playing for Swansea, he will do much better at Arsenal and can provide the perfect foil for Giroud as he has the combination of pace, skill and sheer physical power. This means he has what Giroud has and even much more.
Arsenal would be an attractive proposition for him with the lure of Champions League football and there is the guarantee that he would get a pay rise on whatever he earns at Swansea.