Wilfried Bony: Ivory Coast striker joins Al-Arabi on loan until end of the season

Striker Wilfried Bony has scored 38 goals for Swansea in his two spells but has only found the net once this season
Striker Wilfried Bony has scored 38 goals for Swansea in his two spells but has only found the net once this season

Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony has joined Qatari club Al-Arabi on loan until the end of the season.

The Swans have been looking to offload the 30-year-old Ivory Coast striker who is one of the club's highest earners.

Bony's contract with the Welsh club will expire this summer after his spell with the Doha-based club has finished.

Signed for £12m from Manchester City in 2017, Bony has played seven games under Graham Potter following 10 months out with a knee injury, scoring once.

Bony is thought to earn around £120,000 a week, and Swansea had been desperate to get the Ivorian off their wage bill.

Bony is in his second spell at the Welsh club, having originally joined Swansea from Vitesse Arnhem in July 2013 for £12m before being sold to Manchester City for £28m in January 2015.

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