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Wilfried Bony Headed Back to Swansea?

Another failed transfer of Txixi Begiristain could be headed back to his previous club

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Manchester City's spotty transfer record during Txixi Begiristain's tenure as Director of Football has few blots worse than that of Wilfried Bony. Bought from Swansea City in January 2015 for upwards of £30m the Ivorian striker still hasn't properly settled at the Etihad.Stadium.

Bony's 2015-16 season saw him forced into the lineup at times by outgoing Manager Manuel Pellegrini, yet he was only able to record four league goals. That total incidentally was four goals fewer than Kelechi Iheanacho's league total of eight. Bony's signing hastened the sales/loans of Stevan Jovetic and Edin Dzeko and while both were ushered out of the Etihad this summer, a replacement was not bought because the feeling was strong that Bony would have a useful impact on this upcoming campaign.

In the wake of the 1-1 season ending draw at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday between Swansea City and Manchester City, reports have begun to surface that Bony might in fact be headed back to South Wales.

Swans attacker Andre Ayew told the Manchester Evening News:y

"I spoke to Wilf at the end but I didn't tell him to come back but we all know he had two great seasons here and scored a lot of goals for the club. "He went to a very big club and I do think he still wants to succeed there and hopefully, for him, he gets that opportunity - but if he wants to come back we will take him with open arms."

Keep in mind Gylfi Sigurðsson made a triumphant return to Swansea after a stint at Spurs that was similarly troubled as Bony's at Manchester City. We'll  have to wait to see where this ends up.