Brendan Rodgers should speak to Swansea City about Bony

By Connor Gordon

December 21, 2018

Brendan Rodgers must contact former club Swansea City to sign striker Wilfried Bony.

The exiled striker has only made three appearances for the English Championship side this season.

The Celtic manager is looking to bring one or two strikers in next month and Bony would be a perfect fit.

Big name required

The Parkhead faithful want a big player in January to help change the club’s current fortunes.

The Bhoys face a competitive Premiership campaign and will face a tough test against Valencia in the Europa League last 32.

Bony has found it difficult at Swansea in recent times, managing to only score three goals last season in the Premier League.

Wilfried Bony is facing a tough second spell at Swansea City. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

Nevertheless, Celtic fans and Rodgers will know he would walk it in Scotland.

The Scottish champions are the perfect club for Bony to regain confidence and start scoring again.

The 30-year-old could look at Scott Sinclair’s rebirth in his first season for proof.

Bony would be right at home at Celtic

The veteran striker wouldn’t be in completely unfamiliar surroundings at Parkhead.

The Ivory Coast international would be joining up with fellow countrymen, coach Kolo Toure, and midfielder Eboue Kouassi.

Coach Kolo Toure is a fellow Ivornian at Celtic. (Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Rodgers’ links with the Swansea City would also help things move along.

Sinclair was also very brief teammates with Bony at Manchester City.

Pricetag is an issue

The downside would be that the striker is not the target man fans want in Europe.

Odsonne Edouard is failing to meet the grade on that account but could form a partnership with Bony.

The Ivorian is only 5″11 and far off the big unit required up top.

Another disadvantage is the price the Hoops would need to pay for his services.

Brendan Rodgers will know all about striker as manager of Liverpool. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Swansea paid £12 million only last year to acquire him from Manchester City. Relegation and three goals in a year and a half would reduce his value though.

Celtic need strikers fast and fans will not be against Rodgers brining Bony to Celtic Park.

The board do need to make sure above all that they sign the two that the manager wants.