Bony set for MLS switch?

Bony set for MLS switch?
Wilfried Bony of Ivory Coast

by Staff Reporter

Friday Jan 10, 2020. 11:00

Wilfried Bony could soon be making a return to action.

The Ivory Coast international hasn’t played professionally since being released by Swansea City at the end of last season.

The 31-year-old has been linked with several clubs in recent months and was reported to be training with Newport County last year before being linked with a trial at French Ligue 2 side Le Havre.

The forward revealed in an interview with The Athletic that several clubs are currently vying for his services, with unnamed Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs said to be among the possible suitors.

“That was a Brazilian club called Porto Alegre,” Bony told The Athletic. “They just made an offer and now my agent is talking to them. A lot of people are calling. We’ve got people from MLS and from Turkey. You never know where the best offer will come from.”

Bony caught the eye at Sparta Praha and Vitesse Arnhem before joining Swansea City from the Dutch club in 2013.

The burly forward scored 39 goals in 96 appearances for the Swans, having later returned to the Welsh club following short and unsuccessful spells at Manchester City and Stoke City.

He spent six months on-loan at Qatari club Al-Arabi last year where he managed five goals in seven matches before returning to Swansea where he’d ultimately be deemed surplus to requirements.

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