Despite being just over the quarter way mark of the transfer window, it feels like Manchester City’s Wilfried Bony has been linked with pretty much every club looking for a new striker in Europe.
Off the top of our heads, Marseille, Galatasaray, Everton, West Brom and Fenerbahce have all been linked, and now Swansea have added themselves to the mix, wanting to bring back their former star.
The news comes from FootMercato in France, who seem to be the mouthpiece of choice by someone close to the player, who claim the Manchester City striker’s entourage are considering the possibility of a return to the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea veut rapatrier Wilfried Bony (Man Ciy). Une possibilité étudiée par son entourage. Besiktas, Fener, WBA et d’autres tjs sur le coup
— Dahbia Hattabi (@DahbiaHattabi) 18 July 2017
Swansea is where Bony made a name for himself in England, scoring 35 goals in 70 games for the Welsh side, before being transferred to the Etihad for around £27.5m.
You can see where this story has come from, as, with Borja Baston on loan at Malaga for the upcoming campaign and Fernando Llorente currently out with a broken arm, the Swans’ only striking options in preseason are Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham and Jordan Ayew.
Bringing someone in like Wilfried Bony would be the answer to a lot of problems for Swansea, and it’ll be interesting to see how much Manchester City would be prepared to let him go for with two years left on his contract at the Etihad.