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Swansea chairman admits reservations over Bony fee

Swansea chairman admits reservations over Bony fee

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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

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has admitted he had reservations over spending a club-record £12 million on striker Wilfried Bony.

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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But Jenkins says he was not entirely happy with the club's decision to spend such a large sum of money on one players and insists Swansea are unlikely to do so again in the foreseeable future.

"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."

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