Swansea city manager Gary Monk has compared his striker Wilfried Bony to Ivory Coast star Didier Drogba. He also says that the former Vitesse Arnhem striker can become even better than Drogba, who scored more than 150 goals during his eight-year stay with Chelsea.

The Ivory Coast star is approaching the end of his career, but that has not prevented this star value from diminishing. He is currently playing with Turkish outfit Galatasaray. Bony came to the Premier league only in the summer from Vitesse Arnhem for £ 12 million.

Many questioned the value of the deal when it was announced, but he has more than proved to be a very good striker in the last few months at the club. The 25-year-old was also linked with the likes of Chelsea before the move to Swansea. In the 41 appearances he has made, the striker has scored 20 goals, which is a decent tally considering that Swansea have been struggling with relegation for most of the season. They would have been easily down in the drop zone had it not been for his goals. Monk recalled an incident from the first day of the training to show how strong a player the club had in its hands.

“Wilfried can definitely have the same impact as Drogba. I think he has shown that, and with Michu back, they will both want to be top dog and get goals for us. He is a real strong lad. He dislocated my finger on the first day in training. I went to push him off and my finger just snapped. He is solid,” said the Swansea manager, who could be facing a fight to keep the striker at the club in the summer. Bony has warned the opposition that he is not happy with his form and wants to get better.