Monk happy with Bony's focus after Arsenal and Liverpool links

Wilfried Bony Ivory Coast

The Swansea City boss is pleased with the commitment the striker has provided after a transfer window of speculation.

Swansea City manager Garry Monk is confident that striker Wilfried Bony is committed to the club after being linked with moves away from the club.

Bony was reportedly attracting interest from Arsenal and Liverpool as both of the sides searched for a striker - and there were reports Bony was available for around £20 million - but neither side did a deal.

Now Monk is confident his star forward, who impressed so much during his debut season at the Liberty Stadium where he scored 26 goals in all competitions, is completely focused.

The Swansea boss is quoted by the South Wales Evening Post, saying: "Wilf commits very well, he is focused on what we want to do.

"If he was coming in and wandering about disillusioned we would have a problem.

"But he does not do that, he comes in commits and is at one with the group, that is all I can ask for."

Bony has yet to get off the mark for the Swans this season having featured in all three of their Premier League games so far, but another impressive season is unlikely to deter the top clubs from sniffing around one of the Swans' prize assets.

But if there is serious danger of them losing Bony, the club may want to hand the Ivory Coast international a new contract which gives them the opportunity to get the best possible deal should he want to move away at the end of the season.

For now, Swansea have a top striker at their disposal who can cause the best Premier League defences trouble, and one that has a very good eye for goal.

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