Swansea City target Wilfried Bony return from Manchester City

Swansea City have reportedly set their sights on a move for Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony, who of course previously lined out for the Welsh club.

Successful spell

Bony spent two prolific seasons at the Liberty Stadium between 2013 and 2015, notching 26 Premier League goals in 54 appearances.

The powerful Ivorian’s impressive exploits quickly attracted some of England’s biggest clubs, however, with Manchester City splashing out an initial £25 million on the striker in the summer of 2015.

Disappointment

Bony’s spell in Manchester has been a thoroughly different experience, though, with the African managing just 6 league goals in his debut campaign, before another unsuccessful spell on loan at Stoke City in 2016/17 saw the striker score just 2 goals across all competitions.

Welsh return?

As a result, it is thought that Bony has become very much surplus to requirements at the Etihad, with the 28-year-old not fitting into manager Pep Guardiola’s plans moving forward.

Swansea City view their former fan-favourite’s difficult situation in Manchester as an open invitation to make an offer, with the club hopeful that they can tempt Bony into a move with the promise of first-team football week-in, week-out.

However, the Citizens’ reported price-tag of 20 million Euro could prove problematic to any potential deal.

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