Manchester City have made the formal inquiries about a possible move for Swansea striker Wilfried Bony in January. City have been hit badly with injuries to all their first choice strikers Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic. This might force Manchester City to look for a striking option when the January Transfer Window opens and Bony seems to be City’s preferred target.
Manchester City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain, was in stands on Monday night to watch Bony play against Liverpool, reports Matt Law from Telegraph. Since the Liverpool vs Swansea, there have been formal enquiries made by Manchester City for the prolific striker.
Manchester City must know that, they will need to splash around £50 million in total including transfer fee and the wages, if they want to sign Wilfried Bony. Swansea have removed the £19 million buy out clause from Bony’s contract which will allow Swansea to demand a hefty transfer fee, in the region of £30 Million and beyond.
Wilfried Bony is one of the rare options for Manuel Pellegrini, who is not only a great finisher but, will also be eligible to play in the knock out stages of the Champions League. Pellegrini spoke about the possibility of signing a player in January in his recent press conference, Pellegrini was heard saying:
“I never close the possibility of any business in the transfer window if we can do anything to give us an advantage,” said Pellegrini. “If all the teams can do it, we can do it also.
“We will analyse what we are going to do. There were a lot of decisions why we loaned Alvaro Negredo to Valencia, one of them being that he was injured and couldn’t play until the middle of November. That left us only six weeks before the window opened.
“In January we will see if we need to replace him or not. Now we are in that moment we are going to make the best decision for the club.”
Bony’s reputation will certainly tempt City owners to splash the cash for the Ivorian.Bony is the leading Goal Scorer in the Premier League for the current calender year with 20 Goals. Bony is ready for his next major move where he would want to compete with the very best in the Champions League as well. It will be interesting to see, whether City’s formal enquiry about Bony would turn in to a substantial transfer offer in weeks to come.
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