Ollie Baines looks at the farcical transfer of Wilfried Bony to Manchester City
A leaked photo of Wilfried Bony holding up a Manchester City shirt has rampaged across Social Media.
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) January 14, 2015
The Ivorian is currently on duty with his country at the African Cup of Nations but that didn’t stop the 26-year-old from breaking Swansea City hearts.
The striker was pictured holding up the jersey of his new team, Manchester City, despite the fact that Swansea City had earlier quashed all rumours that a deal had been agreed between the two clubs.
Bony joined Swansea for a club-record £12m from Vitesse Arnhem in 2013 and was the Premier League’s top scorer in 2014 with 20 goals. He has scored nine times in 22 appearances this far this season.
In the last hour or so, Swansea and Manchester City have both confirmed that Bony has finalised his deal with the Citizens for a fee said to be around £28m. In spite of knowing the end was in sight for Bony, a sour taste will be left in the mouths of Swans fans after seeing their prise asset depart the Liberty in such disappointing fashion.
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) January 14, 2015
Meanwhile, fans have revealed their feelings on the transfer…
— Paul Smith (@paulo11smith) January 14, 2015
— Dan Church (@DJChurch94) January 14, 2015
Sensational signing for Man City, getting Wilfried Bony. Just hope he plays as much as he deserves. Dzeko, him & Aguero can’t all play.
— Sam Victor Jermy (@SamJermy) January 14, 2015
A huge loss for Swansea City, but Manchester City have gained a top quality striker in Wilfried Bony pic.twitter.com/t7QV2JW3zT
— Cross The Line (@crossthelinex_) January 14, 2015
hahahah we play City on Sunday, they’ve just signed Bony hahaha guess who’s scoring a hatrick :))
— Alex Murray (@Alex_Murray17) January 14, 2015
Bony to city confirmed then! Great signing Offers something different to the other 3 at City Plus bags of goals!!
— Dean Ashton (@Dean36ashton10) January 14, 2015
Will Bony be a success at Manchester City?