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Bony completes Swansea switch

Created on Jul. 11, 2013 11:58 AM EST

Swansea have secured the services of Vitesse Arnhem striker Wilfried Bony on a four-year deal for £12million.

The 24-year-old is now the most expensive player in the Welsh club's history, eclipsing Pablo Hernandez, who moved from Valencia for £5.5m a year ago.

The Ivory Coast international impressed last season scoring 31 goals in 30 league appearances and his switch to the Liberty Stadium has finally gone through after protracted discussions.

"This move has been talked about for quite some time, so I am delighted it is all completed," Bony told the club's official website.

"Now it is important that I focus my mind on the challenge ahead because I hope to make the Swansea fans very happy.

"I watched Swansea a lot last season on TV. They have some good players and I like the way they play.

"I appreciate the style, which is similar to the Dutch way, and I think being at Swansea will help me develop as a player."

His addition marks the club's fifth signing of the close season as he joins new arrivals Jose Canas, Alejandro Pozuelo, Jordi Amat and Jonjo Shelvey.

The Welsh side have also managed to secure Jonathan de Guzman back on loan from Villarreal for a second consecutive season.

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