Manchester City have finally been able to confirm on their official Twitter that Ivory Coast international Wilfried Bony has completed his £28m transfer to the Etihad Stadium. The Ivory Coast FA and a leaked picture of Bony holding a Manchester City kit had seemed to suggest earlier today that the deal was all but officially confirmed.
Wilfried Bony is 26-years-old and after beginning his career with Issia Wazi he moved to Europe with Sparta Prague. Goals with Sparta would attract the interest of Netherlands side Vitesse Arnhem where Bony tore up the Eredivisie with 46 goals in 65 matches. In the summer of 2013, Swansea City broke their transfer record in a £12m deal to bring him to the Premier League where he has since netted 25 times in 54 games.
Bony’s rise to fame in South Wales has led to the interest from Manchester City who want to bolster their attack, paying a phenomenal £28m for his signature. The forward’s move though has been criticised by many fans across Twitter who see Bony’s transfer as motivated by money and will see him left on the bench behind Sergio Aguero at the Etihad.
Bony though was understandably excited by the switch and the 32 capped international said: “It’s a great feeling for me, it’s a big honour to be here and it’s a great challenge. As a player it’s always good to be part of one of the biggest clubs in the world and it’s a good opportunity for me to be in that situation now – I’m really proud. I felt excited to wait for this moment and now it’s come, it’s fantastic.”
Manchester City fans, he is a good signing? Worth £28m? How do you Swansea City fans feel?