Bony Move Unlikely?
Friday, 28th Jul 2017 08:50 by Planet Swans (follow us on Twitter @swansnews)
It was reported that Manchester City had given the Swans permission to talk to Wilfried Bony around a week ago. But from what I am hearing it is unlikely that the Swans will be in for their former striker despite his seemingly imminent departure from the Ethiad Stadium.
Bony scored 34 goals for the Swans in 18 months in South Wales before completing a record breaking deal to take him to Manchester in January 2015. However, in 30 months in Manchester he had made just 15 Premier League starts and had just 10 goals to his name for Pep Guardiola's side.
He was loaned to Stoke last season but scored just twice - ironically both against us - and now seems set for a move with paper chat linking him heavily with a move back to South Wales particularly with Chelsea keeping up their interest in Fernando Llorente.
But much water has passed under the bridge since Bony left Swansea and I am not sure that there is any truth in this story and believe that if Llorente were to leave then we would be looking elsewhere for a replacement rather than looking back into the past.
Bony was a great player for us when he was here but we also shouldn't lose sight of the fact that he has played a very minimal amount of football in the 30 months since he left and, as a player who is already 28 a kick start of his career is badly needed.
Given we have already added Tammy Abraham to our ranks and also have Jordan Ayew I cannot see Bony getting the week in, week out games that he would need to get that kick start working effectively and therefore for me this one is a non starter.
I'm not sure Bony's future will even be in the Premier League and suspect that come the end of August we may well have seen the end of him in English football.
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