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Stoke City signing could be set for surprise early exit

According to The Telegraph, Stoke City could lose Wilfried Bony in the January transfer window thanks to a clause in his contract with parent club Manchester City.

The clause in question states that if a Chinese club makes a bid for the Ivorian once the window opens in the New Year, at a certain fee, it must be accepted – an eventuality that could force him to leave Stoke City.

Bony has been on-loan at the Potters from City since the start of the season and has gradually improved over the weeks to leave the Stoke fans here in the Transfer Tavern feeling as though they’d really like to keep him on if possible.

Indeed, if they did lose him, they’d be looking slightly short up front after already having to recover from a poor start to this season.

The Chinese league has a history of signing Premier League players in recent seasons.

The likes of Ramires and Graziano Pelle have swapped football in this country for the game in the far-east and so manager Mark Hughes looks as though he will have to sweat on the future of his temporary forward.

Stoke lost to Bournemouth last weekend and will be looking for better fortunes against Watford this time around.

Our landlord can envisage Bony leaving the club for China in the January transfer window, and thinks this is a genuine concern for Mark Hughes to think about!

Would you keep Bony Stoke fans? Let us know below!


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