Dalibor Lacina hs revealed Alan Pardew rejected the chance to sign the striker last summer for £10 million after being unconvinced by his talent, with a move now unrealisticWilfried Bony's agent has hit out at Newcastle United's lack of ambition as the Swansea City striker eyes a move to a "top-six" team.
The Ivory Coast striker, who is currently on international duty at the World Cup, impressed in his first season in the Premier League - scoring 26 times in 48 games with Swansea last term.
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"I spoke to Newcastle about Bony last summer. Newcastle should have bought Bony a year ago but they didn’t believe in him," Bony's representative told The Shields Gazette.
"They could have signed him for £10 million, but they said they weren't sure if he was good enough, that he was only playing in Holland [with Vitesse]. Now he is worth £20m.
"The next step for Bony is a top-six team in England or a top team in Germany, Spain or France, or he will stay with Swansea.
"We have a certain strategy. Bony is in a totally different place to Newcastle and wants to move to a club with ambition. We have had no contact with Newcastle."