The Liberty Stadium

Next Game

Swansea v Southampton

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Stamford Bridge

Last Game

Chelsea 4 - 2 Swansea

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Britton: Bony deal is massive

Leon Britton says the expected capture of Wilfried Bony is a massive "statement" of intent from Swansea.

Last Updated: 09/07/13 at 08:58 Post Comment

Wilfried Bony: Set to join Swansea from Vitesse Arnhem

Wilfried Bony: Set to join Swansea from Vitesse Arnhem

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Swans are finalising a deal with Vitesse Arnhem - expected to be worth between £10m-13m - for the striker, who scored 31 goals in 30 games in Holland last season.

The biggest deal last season was the £5.5m spent on Pablo Hernandez from Valencia, but boss Michael Laudrup will break the club's transfer record to sign the Ivory Coast striker.

Britton joined Swansea when they were in the fourth tier and he says the capture of Bone shows how far the club have come.

"It's a statement of intent to spend £10million on one player and I'm sure it won't be the only big signing," he told the South Wales Evening Post.

"I think it's important to keep trying to improve and keep adding to the squad. The better the players we get, the higher we will finish up the table.

"The club needs to progress. It's hard to keep bettering the year before but we finished ninth and won the League Cup. It's hard to get ahead of the teams that are always going to be one to seven - you could pick them every year.

"If you have a good year, you can finish ninth like we did or you could have a bad year and find yourselves in the bottom three.

"£10m, I don't think we can quite believe it. We paid £5.55m last season, but I think we all knew that would be broken this season.

"For Swansea that's a lot of money. It shows how far the club has come because you wouldn't have dreamed of us spending that on four players even a few years ago. To spend it on one just shows the league we're in and the money involved.

"The Premier League is such a global brand, it's so important that we stay there. We need quality like Bony, who's scored a lot of goals. His record speaks for itself: 31 goals in 30 games.

"It is Holland, but it's still a top flight division so to do that says a lot."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

riting a minute by minute account on Berbatov would be like chronicling the days of the guy punished for sloth in the movie Se7en. Day 4 - lay in bed, did nothing - 15th minute, stood there did nothing .

lustral
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

Footer 365

Europa League: Everton boss Roberto Martinez delighted with 4-1 win over Wolfsburg

Roberto Martinez was delighted with Everton's display as they brushed aside Wolfsburg to win 4-1 in the Europa League.

Europa League: Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino hits out at Partizan banner

Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino was angered by the "unacceptable" anti-Semitic banner displayed by Partizan fans.

Europa League: Everton open Group H campaign with 4-1 win over Wolfsburg

Everton opened their Europa League Group H campaign with a convincing 4-1 win over Wolfsburg at Goodison Park.

Mail Box

Why Doesn't Rodgers Play Borini?

One Liverpool supporter thinks this could be Fabio Borini's year, whilst we also have thoughts on the Red Bulls, Welbeck vs Gervinho and Paul Lambert's new deal...

Could Arsenal Benefit From Top Four Exit?

That's one idea in the morning mailbox as the Arsene Wenger debate rumbles on. Plus, comparing Welbeck to Gervinho and some advice for Greg Dyke and the FA...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property