Swansea have resigned Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony from Manchester City for a fee in the region of £12 million. The Swans sold Bony to Manchester City as recently as 2015 for £26 million, meaning the club has made a healthy profit on him!
With Pellegrini at the helm of Manchester City, Wilfried Bony was the reserve striker to Sergio Aguero, but due to the emergence of Nigerian star Iheanacho, he found his game time hard to come by and was finding himself sitting on the bench more. He was sent out on loan to Stoke last season, but it was more of the same and Bony failed to make an impact at the Potters.
Here’s what Bony has to say about his move;
“The fans were very good to me, and I can’t wait to be back with them again. I always watched the Swansea news all the time on the internet and the games they played. The club was always a part of me. We had some enjoyable moments together – now those moments are happening again.”
Fantasy Football Potential
When Wilfried Bony’s price was revealed to the many FPL managers, the majority of which were very interested in the 6.0m price given to him and I am one of them. He may be more expensive than both Ayew and Abraham, but he has the potential to eclipse their scoring records combined.
In his last spell at the Liberty he bagged an impressive 34 goals in 2 and a half seasons’ which evidently earned his move to City. A slight worry is that he hasn’t had the greatest of scoring records recently, but I believe he will rediscover the form of a few years ago, back at Swansea.
Swansea’s next five fixtures are as follows: Newcastle (H), Spurs (A), Watford (H), West Ham (A) and Huddersfield (H). These fixtures are very winnable games for the Swans and could see Bony bag a couple of goals on his return.
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Written by Harry Clark (@HarryClark67)