Wilfried Bony’s future at City has been the subject of much speculation this month, with former side Swansea reportedly keen on taking him back at a discount price.
Bony has scored 8 goals this season for City, but a year after a big money move to the Etihad still does not fit seamlessly into the playing system.
The Telegraph claimed last week that Bony, along with Mangala, will be a victim of a major overhaul to prepare for Pep Guardiola’s arrival, but his agent has dismissed rumours of anything imminent.
Talking exclusively to French site Foot Mercato, Bony’s representative M. Kacou said:
“Wilfried Bony will remain at Manchester City. All the talk is just rumours. A move this winter has never been on the agenda and Manchester City just don’t want to sell.”
“He has often been injured since arriving at the club, but he has scored 8 goals this season.”
(on Bony’s long-term future) “We’ll see later. This summer, the player and I will talk, depending on the situation at that time.”
Aguero’s injury record means at least three strikers are needed, so City’s stance is understandable with top class signings never easy in January. But is Bony now City’s second or third choice striker with the emergence of Kelechi Iheanacho?