Tuesday Aug 06, 2019. 09:15
Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony is on the hunt for a new club after becoming a free agent ahead of the 2019/20 season.
The 30-year-old was last on the books of Swansea City in the EFL Championship, while he spent the second half of last season on loan at Qatar club Al Arabi.
Bony was able to play regularly in the Middle East and this secured him a place in the Elephants’ squad for the recently-concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
The player is now training on his own at Swansea’s Fairwood facilities and keeping fit as he and his representatives search for a new club.
“I’m a free agent now so I’m following a programme of training, and I’ll have meetings with my agent to see if anything concrete comes in and then we’ll sit and talk about my future,” Bony is quoted by Wales Online.
“There’s been plenty of talking but nothing concrete yet. But as always, I’m used to this, it’s not the first time this has happened.
“The most important thing is that I’m feeling okay. I’ve got a personal trainer who has given me programmes to follow so I’m staying sharp.
“I’ve come from Africa to see my family and my parents there, but now I’m training and I’ll wait for an offer and then go from there.
“I don’t know what the future holds so every opportunity that arises, I will sit with my agent and discuss it.”
The Ivory Coast international retains his affection for the Swans, a club where he made a major impact.
“I was happy they won on Saturday. I’m very happy that I’ve been part of such a great club and it’s made me what I am now,” added the 56-cap international.
“Swansea is still family for me and it will be forever, I wish them the best for the season with the new coach, the new staff and the players.”