7. Wilfried Bony

AFS7: Wilfried Bony, Cote d’Ivoire & Swansea City

Published On 16/08/2014 | By AFS Staff | Africa, Ivory Coast

Strikers often struggle when they arrive in the Premier League from overseas. If they’re coming from Holland, there’s often even more scrutiny.

The EPL is the graveyard for Eredivisie hotshots.

But not Bony. The Ivorian avoided the slump encountered by the likes of Mateja Kezman and Afonso Alves upon their arrival in England.

Instead, he bagged 16 goals in 27 Premier League starts, a tally that put him joint-sixth in the league top-scorer charts.

The Ivorian’s impressive EPL form (not to mention his two World Cup goals) have brought him to the attention of a number of domestic giants. Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have all been linked with a move for the former Vitesse Arnhem man.

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