Moving very late on in the transfer window, the summer was a busy one for Wilfried Bony’s representatives, and the Ivory Coast striker eventually ended up returning to Swansea.
Leaving Manchester City after two rather unsuccessful years there, the 28-year-old is happy to have ended up at Liberty Stadium once more, and revealed his reasons why in an interview with FootMercato on Tuesday.
Speaking to the French website, Bony said: “They’re a team that know me, and I know them. I know the atmosphere. The staff is new, but I still know a lot of people there. The most important for me was to find a team that I knew and who understood my qualities.”
Admitting last season’s loan at Stoke City was a difficult time, the former Citizen is trying to look on the bright side of things, and is now set on giving it his all at Swansea City.
His aims? “I want to do better than last year and play as many games as possible. I also want to stay fit all year. I want to bring joy to the fans, to my team. I just want to have a good season. I want us to fight to improve on last year”.
Confirming there was interest from quite a few other clubs, Bony admitted he was far closer to a move to Lille than he was to Marseille, who were also heavily linked with the Ivory Coast international.
Putting his time at Manchester City behind him (“There were also good times, like winning the Carling Cup”), the forward is confident he made the right choice: “Returning to Swansea, the club who made me who I am in England, is a privilege. It’s more than happiness. I’m home here.”