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New Swan wants to match Drogba

Bony hopes to emulate his fellow Ivorian's goalscoring feats

By | 12th July 2013
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Newly signed Swansea player Wilfried Bony, who joined the English side after leaving Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem, hopes to follow in the footsteps of Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba after his £12 million move.

Bony, an Ivorian international, revealed that Drogba had encouraged him to join the Welsh-based club and follow in his footsteps to Premier League stardom, according to ESPN.

“Didier had a big career and scored a lot of goals in the Premier League, but I hope to do the same or more,” Bony told The Mirror.  ”I have spoken to him. He said congratulations and he is proud of me. He is a big inspiration for me. I have to listen to his advice and try to do what I can by giving my best.”

The £12 million switch to the English side shattered their previous transfer record, but the move could pay off for the English side, assuming Bony can have a season like 2012, when he scored 36 times for the Dutch outfit.

Bony ready for the next level

“I will have to work hard because the Premier League is the next level up. He knows that if I believe then I can do well. Didier said Swansea was a good team who play very good football. There are not many teams in the UK who play like that. He said he knows how I play and I will enjoy playing for Swansea. He thinks I have made a good decision,” continued Bony to The Mirror.

“I am now only thinking about the team and playing football. I have power and strength and I hope to bring what I know and do the most – score goals. I hope to replicate my form from last season and I think the style of football at Swansea will suit me.”

Michael Laudrup’s side has been busy this transfer window, adding six new players to the Premier League team, including Bony, former Liverpool attacking midfielder Jonjo Shelvey, and Spanish center back Jordi Amat, who joined Swansea from La Liga club RCD Espanyol.  The six signings have cost the English side upwards of £20 million, leaving the question to how much is left in bank for more.

The Wales-based side finished ninth place in the league table last season, a slight improvement on their 11th place finish during the 2011/2012 campaign, and will look to continue on their improvement in England’s top league.

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