Liberty Stadium chief Huw Jenkins says the club will not make a habit of spending big money on players, and believes a club of the Swans' status should shop more responsibly
The Ivory Coast international cost more than double the club's previous record fee, though he has already begun to recoup that outlay with four goals in six appearances for the Swans.
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"This summer was the first time where we agreed to spend that money on one player, and personally I don’t like the idea of doing it," he told a fans' forum.
"I don’t think it’s a great thing for our club to be doing season after season.
"Yes, now and again for the right player at the right time, it might be an option. But I think we all know our level should be a bit below that.
"We should be finding players who are suitable to us and who arrive for figures that are easier to sleep with.
"Signing Wilfried Bony was a big thing for us, but I would not like to keep paying fees like that all the time."