Bony joins Saudi club

Bony joins Saudi club
Wilfried Bony of Ivory Coast during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations match between Namibia and Ivory Coast at the 30 June Stadium, Cairo on the 01 July 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Jan 29, 2020. 15:00

Wilfried Bony has joined Saudi Arabian club side Al-Ittihad.

Al-Ittihad announced his arrival on Tuesday with the Ivory Coast international joining a free transfer after leaving Swansea City at the end of the 2018-19 season.

It had been a tough few months for the former Manchester City forward who struggled to find a new club after being released by the Swans at the expiry of his contract.

Bony spent six months on-loan at Qatari club Al Arabi from January to June last year, scoring five times in seven appearances before returning to Wales.

The 31-year-old joins an Al-Ittihad side in 12th place on the log standings, a massive 18 points off top spot after 15 rounds of fixtures.

“This is a good chance to compete for something with a traditional club like this and I feel excited about this,” Bony said on his arrival in Jeddah as quoted by BBC Sport.

Bony has scored 18 goals in 59 games for Ivory Coast.

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