Football fans up and down the country have been left scratching their heads this morning after it emerged that Manchester City are set to buy Wilfried Bony from Swansea for an astronomical £30m fee.
The Citizens are in the market for a new striker to give them the edge in the Premier League title battle with Chelsea and identified Bony as their prime target. However, eyebrows have been raised at the staggering fee the defending champions are set to pay for a player who’s not experienced in European football.
Bony was the top scorer in the Premier League during 2014 with 20 goals and has 35 goals in 70 games for the Welsh side- but even those impressive stats can’t convince these fans that it’s a good deal. It’s also upset a fair few number of Liverpool fans, who could have signed Bony in the summer- but ended up with Mario Balotelli.
— kyle wilson (@kylewilson187) January 7, 2015
Man City are apparently going to pay £30m for Bony when they already have Aguero, Dzeko and Jovetic.. They don’t need Bony, waste of £.
— brad (@BradGrovesFurse) January 7, 2015
Swansea have accepted Man City’s £30m offer for Bony. We refused to give 18m for him in the summer and decided to go for Balotelli for 16mil
— YNWA (@Aashishynwa) January 7, 2015
Wilfried Bony has scored 35 in 70 games for Swansea. Not a bad stat but not worth £30m. Too exorbitant for a player of his calibre
— Street Wise (@Justyincah) January 7, 2015
So Bony is going to MCFC to add firepower to their squad, we’re still not doing anything about GK & a striker this month. Kiss bye to 4th
— Mr Daniels LFC (@Engrtupaye5) January 7, 2015
Hardly anyone wanted Liverpool to sign Bony last summer now their moaning cos it looks like he’s signing for City
— mark (@markyh1967) January 7, 2015
Is it just me or are the transfer fees getting ridiculous 30mil for Bony 23mil for Berahino whats going on like #nothavingthat
— Shane O’Brien (@shaneobrien239) January 7, 2015
Bony for 30 mill…. are you sure? Costa was 32 mill, sanchez was 34 mill. Also doesnt make sense for home grown quota or fffp.
— Kieren Carty (@kieren_carty) January 7, 2015
If city pay 30million for bony I’ll fall out with football
— Brettswfc (@BrettGreasby26) January 7, 2015