And the deal is confirmed. Swansea City's Wilfried Bony will join City for £28 million. The two teams agreed to £25 million up front and £3 million in performance bonuses. Bony will join is fellow countrymen Yaya Toure, who speaks very highly of the striker. The 26-year-old will wear the number 14 shirt (sorry to all the Javi Garcia Fans, Bony's hair will never match that of Garcia's) when he joins the Citizens after returning from his international duty with the Ivory Coast in the African Cup of Nations.
Here is a quote from Bony and the rest of the quotes can be found on the City website: "I think it’s a great decision for me - Manchester City is in the Champions League. You remember at the end of last season I said that if I want to move it will be to a team in the competition because it’s a great tournament that I really want to play in and one that I want to win. It’s a motivation for me to give my maximum to be in that place. City is a big club with great players with a lot of experience; I believe we can do it."
He had much more positive things to say, which should be no shock to all, about his move to City.
Bony has nine goals so far this season, which places him 5th in the Premier Leagues tops scorers behind Chelsea's Diego Costa, now teammate Sergio Aguero, QPR's Charlie Austin and Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez. He will bring in raw physical power that can't be matched by the current strikers and has fantastic instincts in front of net that will be huge for City as we push for a title defense and European supremacy.
Bony's £28 Million selling price is the record for a Swansea player and one that the team will surely miss following a strong start to their Premier League campaign. In his two seasons with the Swans, Bony boasted 34 goals in 70 matches, including three against City in the last two matches they played (Both ended as City wins).
I, personally, look forward to seeing him play in the sky blue as a proven scoring threat in England, which is an added bonus to his already solid ability. I just hope that he doesn't get injured in his first game, which he did in a dream I had the other night. How about you, Blues? How do you feel about Bony coming to the Etihad?