Wilfried Bony To Join Qatari Side Al Arabi On Loan From Swansea

Swansea striker Wilfried Bony is set to join Qatari side Al Arabi on loan until the end of the season, according to Sky Sports.

The Ivorian forward has made just seven appearances this season, having only recently recovered from a cruciate ligament injury suffered last February.

The Swansea attacker’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season, meaning he will walk for free.

But with Bony reportedly the highest earner at the club, the Welsh side are believed to want to get the 30-year-old off their books as soon as possible.

After not being involved in last night’s draw with Birmingham, manager Graham Potter said: “I think he might be on a plane to Qatar as we speak.”

With the clinical Oliver McBurnie scoring 15 goals this season, the Ivorian has fallen far behind the Welsh striker in the pecking order.

Starting just once this season, Bony has repeatedly been left out of the Swansea squad, playing just 182 minutes over his seven appearances.

The striker will join high-profile players such as Medhi Benatia, Xavi and Wesley Sneijder in the Qatar Stars League.

Bony initially joined Swansea in 2013 and went on to have a prolific season, scoring 25 goals in all competitions.

He moved to Manchester City in January 2015 for £25million but struggled, scoring just six league goals over two seasons.

After a season on loan at Stoke, he returned to Swansea for a cut-price fee but couldn’t save the Welsh club from relegation.

Fellow Swansea players Leroy Fer and Daniel James are reported to be transfer targets for Fenerbache and Leeds United respectively.

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