Michel Vorm: Still more to come from Swansea City's Wilfried Bony
MICHEL Vorm believes Swansea City are yet to witness the full force of Wilfried Bony.
The strapping Ivorian striker signed in a club record £12 million deal over the summer, but has been used sparingly so far this season.
Michael Laudrup has often opted to start Bony as a substitute in the Premier League as the former Vitesse Arnhem man acclimatises to English football.
But he already has six goals to his name, four of which have come in the Europa League, another was scored in the Capital One Cup, while Bony opened his account with a strike against Manchester United.
"I saw in the dressing room how extremely strong he looks. It's awesome. He looks like a beast, which is very scary," said Vorm.
"He does not play as much as he wants to, but he has six strikes to his name anyway. I am confident he will be a key player shortly.
"He is a goalscoring machine in training, showing great finishing skills. He keeps his cool in front of goal and his shots are venomous. He is so strong, it's out of this world."
Vorm is currently on international duty with Holland as he prepares for World Cup qualifiers against Hungary and Turkey.
There he is joined by another top-flight striker in Manchester United frontman Robin van Persie.
"Robin looks like a ballet dancer, he is so graceful and elegant. Bony is very different, he has got African power, but he is also technically well-skilled," said the goalkeeper. "If he plays every week, I am absolutely sure he will score 15 to 20 goals this season."
Vorm is expected to start for his county tonight, with long time No.1 Maarten Stekelenburg out with a serious shoulder injury.
Meanwhile, Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has told a Portuguese newspaper Chelsea enquired about his availability prior to their appointment of Jose Mourinho.
The Dane was linked with a number of high-profile jobs after guiding the Welsh club to Capital One Cup glory and a ninth-placed finish in the Barclays Premier League.
A falling out between Swansea and Laudrup's agent Bayram Tutumlu over proposed transfer targets only added to the speculation, but the former Getafe and Real Mallorca boss ended up staying in south Wales.
But, quoted in A Bola, Laudrup claimed there was interest from Stamford Bridge before Mourinho signed on for a second spell.
He said: "Someone tried to know my availability through intermediaries, but there was nothing concrete.
"Also, I had given my word that I would be in Swansea."