Paul Clement: Wilfried Bony motivated to succeed


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Swansea manager Paul Clement insists Wilfried Bony is motivated to be a success after joining the club for a second time this summer.

The Ivory Coast international left Swansea to join Manchester City in January 2015 for a fee in the region of £25million, but failed to become a regular fixture at the Etihad Stadium.

Bony was restricted to just 36 Premier League appearances over two seasons, primarily from the bench, before he spent last term on loan with Stoke.

The 28-year-old netted 34 times in 70 outings during his first stint with Swansea although he has only found the back of the net eight times in the Premier League since leaving the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea, who are priced at 3.00 to be relegated, secured Bony’s services for a second time this summer following the departure of Fernando Llorente to Spurs and Clement insists he is ready to be a success in south Wales once again.

Clement said: “I spoke to Wilfried and got a really good feeling from him about what had happened in his career since he left Swansea and what his motivations are now.

“I have no doubt that he is coming back here with a lot of motivation to do well – he wants to get his career back on track.

“Like any player, he wants to play games and he is going to have a good chance to do that here.”

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