Friday, 5th April, 2013
Wilfried Bony has blasted the attitude of current club Vitesse towards his future, insisting he could be the new Didier Drogba and so will certainly leave Arnhem this summer.
The powerful Ivorian striker has seen himself linked with a large number of clubs, with sides from the English Premier League leading the chase.
Vitesse’s partnership agreement with Chelsea has put the Blues in pole position, but other clubs such as Arsenal, Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham have also been mooted as serious suitors.
There is little doubt Bony wants to leave Holland and he feels that now is the time for him to fulfil his potential.
"Next summer I am gone", he explained to Voetbal International.
"The wonderful career of Didier Drogba is come to an end and there are plenty of potential successors [with the Ivory Coast]", he continued.
"This is my moment. But it is difficult if you play for a club like Vitesse."
And the Ivorian is not best pleased with Vitesse’s approach towards him.
"There have been many promises, and not just to me.
"For me, it was also about money, but that was not the most important thing, it was about respect. And I don’t think Vitesse showed it.
"For example, my agent has repeatedly contacted the club, but no one answered. They did not call him back.
"I have not been taken seriously."
Bony has hit the back of the net a superb 27 times in 25 Eredivisie matches so far this season and is powering his club’s title challenge.
He is under contract with Vitesse until 2015.
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