Clubless Bony impatient to play football again

Clubless Bony impatient to play football again
Wilfried Bony of Ivory Coast

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Jul 24, 2021. 11:00

Ivory Coast international Wilfried Bony has admitted that he is desperate to find a new club with the new season looming.

The 32-year-old has been clubless since he parted ways with Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad by mutual agreement in November 2020.

Four months ago, Swedish second-tier club Orgryte announced that they rejected the chance to sign the former Premier League star, who won the English League Cup with Manchester City in 2016.

Bony, who is now training with English League Two club Newport County to maintain his fitness, says he is hungry for some game time and he is keen to find a new club in the current transfer window.

“I really want to play, I’m impatient. We are ready, it can be settled at any time, it can come at any time,” Bony told Foot Mercato.

“Of course, it is a long time. Since November 1, it’s been almost nine months, it’s been a long time. A footballer likes being on the field, having the pressure of training, of the field. I am always motivated.

“The day I lose that, the day I’m no longer hungry, I’ll stop. I always want to play, to win. I’m fine. I just need to find a team to allow me to find some rhythm. It will take me a month or two to be on top then.”

A bulky centre forward with an eye for goals, Bony is a well-traveled player having played for Czech side Sparta Prague, Dutch outfit Vitesse, before moving to the United Kingdom where he turned out for Manchester City, Stoke City, and Swansea City and he also turned out for Al Arabi in Qatar.

“It’s normal, I haven’t played for eight months. Physically, you can be ready, but if you don’t have the rhythm, you can’t really perform,” he continued.

“I have to go through the minutes with a team to get back into the game after four to five matches. Training with a group makes things easier. The Covid-19 complicates things a bit.

“But you have to deal with it. The most important thing is to face the problems, not to run away from them. No matter where we are, there will always be problems. I adapt. I am with my family here.”

The experienced marksman has netted 16 goals in 56 international matches for Ivory Coast.

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