Liverpool still keen on signing 120 goal machine – report

Worth the cash?

Liverpool are reportedly still interested in signing Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony.

Although Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has apparently already had a £12.5 million offer turned down by Swansea, he is still considering a bigger offer for the forward according to The Express.

Liverpool not ready to give up on Swansea’s Wilfried Bony as they prepare to up bid

The same source reports that Bony, who has scored 120 goals for club and country during his excellent career, has a £20 million release clause in his contract, but Liverpool are apparently unwilling to match that fee.

Instead, they will reportedly look to go back to the Welsh side with a £15 million offer with the hope that Swansea will accept the lower offer with incentives.

Bony has been at Swansea since signing from Dutch club Vitesse in 2013. He had an impressive first season in The Premier League, scoring 16 league goals in just 34 appearances (25 in 48 in all comps). His overall scoring level at club level is equally impressive, with 110 goals in all competitions.

The Ivorian, who got the nickname ‘Daddy Cool’ at former club Vitesse Arnhem, has also achieved 28 senior caps (10 goals) for his national side. He was part of the Ivory Coast squad for the 2014 World Cup and scored 2 goals before his side were eliminated in the group stages.

Although Liverpool still have Daniel Sturridge at the club, who can play as a loan striker, they will still perhaps be planning to bring in additional forwards as they look to compete in The Champions League for the first time in several years.

The club signalled their intent to have an overhaul of the squad during the summer even before they lost their star man to Barcelona in a £75 million deal.

Brendan Rodgers has already brought in a number of targets. Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana have both moved from Southampton for a combined £29 million. They have also signed Emre Can and brought in Benfica winger Lazar Markovic.

They are also being linked with other players such as Dejan Lovren, Jay Rodriguez and Romelu Lukaku.Nathan Gibson

Let’s see some of Bony’s best bits. Liverpool fans: worth the money?




  1. RoyK

    Jul 17, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Loan striker?
    Didn’t know Sturridge was on loan!!! Get your English right before you aspire to be a writer!!!!

    • Adam

      Jul 17, 2014 at 6:31 pm

      Roy learn to read. “Play as a loan strike” this means on his own, not he’s on loan you idiot.

      • si

        Jul 17, 2014 at 7:44 pm

        Adam, maybe you should learn to read properly or buy a dictionary

        • Jay

          Jul 17, 2014 at 8:46 pm

          Yes, loan is to borrow, lone is to perform solo

      • News Bot

        Jul 18, 2014 at 4:45 am

        Adam, if you are English then you are an embarrassment. To even have the temerity to call someone an idiot when you don’t even know the difference between ‘lone’ and ‘loan’.

      • Fawad

        Jul 18, 2014 at 1:29 pm

        Well this really is embarrassing…

  2. Duncan Howells

    Jul 17, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    So Liverpool on their spending spree want our star striker for less than the contractual release clause.
    Oh and leave us short of 25 goals a season!

  3. Bolade

    Jul 17, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    All we need ,is for Liverpool to sign Marco Reus

  4. martin a. k

    Jul 18, 2014 at 4:15 am

    he meant lone strike. it was a typin error

  5. hassan

    Jul 18, 2014 at 4:55 am

    Liverpool must invest defence and foward no more midfield

  6. Kirumira David

    Jul 18, 2014 at 5:17 am

    We need only competent players in liverpool, so Rogers should help us!!

  7. David guz

    Jul 18, 2014 at 10:30 am

    guys stop calling each other names,let’s just concentrate on supporting our great team and the boys

  8. Nas39

    Jul 18, 2014 at 10:46 am

    I think BR shld get that striker issue done once n for all n concetrate in other departments where we really performed poorly like in defence.

  9. Wilson lwabutugire

    Jul 18, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Liverpool should try by all means to the following players Maneno, Hedira and pogba then our liverpool will be hot Bonny can’t do anything let us focus on quality but not quantity

  10. Oyewole. T

    Jul 18, 2014 at 11:45 am

    pls,let Rodger bring more defenders and at least two strikers enough of midfielders

  11. Steven Gerard.

    Jul 18, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    BR shld try & sign two Strikers & atleast three defence not midfielder anymore.

  12. Barth Nzekwe

    Jul 18, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Notice 4 Rodgers. Three more players only and the job will be done. One central defender, one left back and one more striker. One defender should move on and NOT Martin S pls.

  13. Afangson

    Jul 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I don’t like the way you guys are talking in this site; note, don’t claim to know every thing. I think “loan striker ” according to the writer means ‘alone striker’ so you guys should stop calling him or her names. To our present squad we need two good strikers as Joseph Enrique injury is getting less severe.

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