Michael Laudrup: 'Wilfried Bony will ease pressure on Michu'

Laudrup: 'Bony will ease pressure on Michu'
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Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup hopes that new £12m arrival Wilfried Bony will ease the goalscoring burden on Michu next season.

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup believes that the signing of Wilfried Bony will take the pressure off of Michu next season.

The Swans completed a £12m deal to sign the Ivory Coast international on Thursday and the Dane hopes that his arrival will ease the pressure on the Spaniard, who scored 22 goals last season.

Laudrup told the club's official website: "You have only got to look at Bony's record last season to see that he is certainly someone who scores goals.

"In many games last season the goals were placed firmly on the shoulders of Michu. And while he did extremely well with 22 goals, you can't put everything on the shoulders of one man, especially when he is not regarded as a centre-forward.

"Hopefully Bony, who is very powerful, will take the pressure off and score some of those goals for us, although I am still looking for everyone in the team to chip in."

Bony scored 37 goals in 36 appearances for Vitesse Arnhem last season.

Ivory Coast's Bony Wilfried scores against Algeria on January 30, 2013
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