With an injury ridden strike force, Manuel Pellegrini has dipped into his owners very deep pockets and Manchester City have agreed a £30 million fee with Swansea for striker Wilfried Bony. The 26-year-old Ivory Coast star is expected to sign a four-year deal worth £100,000-a-week.
City feel that the can retain the title after wiping out Chelsea’s lead at the top of the Premier League, but with injuries to Edin Dzeko and top scorer Sergio Aguero, Pellegrini knew that he needed anther striking option.
Bony is currently Swansea’s top scorer with nine goals in his last 14 appearances and he was Swansea’s top-scorer last season with 25 goals in 48 appearances
Swansea boss Garry Monk insisted earlier this season that it would take an “astronomical” fee to prise their record signing away during the January transfer window. The fee, however, has arrived leaving the club with no option but to cash in.
Bony will be no use to City in the short run as the Ivorian striker is heading to the Africa Cup of Nations, but then he returns, the prospect of Bony and Aguero has to have City fans feeling that this could be their year once again.