Manchester City fans enjoying a pint over at the bar don’t know how to react to the latest transfer rumours, with one punter claiming it’s proof of their awful transfer policy.
The 27-year-old striker only left South Wales for Manchester City a year ago but has struggled to make a lasting impression at the Etihad. Meanwhile, Swansea are desperate for goals and believe that former man Wilfried Bony could be player they need.
Caretaker manager Alan Curtis would like to see Bony return to the Liberty Stadium, but is not confident that his side would be able to pull off a deal for the forward, who is currently under contract at City until 2019 and is earning around £120,000 per week.
Bony, who is currently out injured with a calf injury, made the move to the Etihad in the last January transfer window in a reported £28 million move. However, City fans around the Tavern will claim that he has failed replicate the form from his 18 months at Swansea that justified such a price tag.
The Ivory Coast international has scored 8 goals in 23 games this season, yet he has still been the subject of heavy criticism from City supporters when he has been called upon. Yet recent claims by Bony suggest that he does not feel he is not being given enough playing time to prove himself.
Meanwhile, Swansea boss Curtis saw his side eliminated at the third round of the FA Cup by League Two outfit Oxford on Sunday and admitted that he needs to improve his attack if he is to avoid relegation –addressing the Bony rumours directly.
“Of course we would take Wilf back – he would be a fantastic addition. But he is playing regularly for Manchester City and I am not going to hold out any hopes for that one.”
Our landlord believes that Bony is exactly what Swansea need, and it would suit the player too, but feels a deal will be unable to be ironed out. In his eyes, this is the perfect scenario of the grass not being greener elsewhere.
Manchester City fans, how would you feel if Bony left your club before the beginning of next season? Let us know in the comments below!