After a week or so of ‘will he or won’t he’ chat about Wilfried Bony’s potential move to Manchester City it was finally revealed as a ‘done deal’ this afternoon.
Even when the deal was in its early stages there was a mixed bag of opinions amongst fans of all clubs. Some were questioning whether City even needed Bony, while others insisted Bony would hugely increase City’s changes of successfully defending their Premier League crown.
Either way, you have to feel for Swansea, who have arguably lost the one player that were half-relying on to fire them in to the top half of the table.
An outlay of £28m is peanuts to a team like Man City, but with a strike force that includes the likes of Sergio Aguero, Stevan Jovetic and Edin Dzeko, you wonder where he’s going to fit in exactly.
And that’s what a lot of fans on Twitter are asking, while others were hailing it is a brilliant signing…
— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) January 14, 2015
Man City now have the 3 top scorers in the Premier League in 2014 at their club 20 – Bony 18 – Aguero 17 – Toure pic.twitter.com/TPFWsEFQ3m
— Football Funnys (@FootballFunnys) January 14, 2015
Can NYCFC get Bony on loan now?
— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) January 14, 2015
Don't understand City going for Bony over Lacazette. The latter is fast, strong, and clinical. Him and Agüero would be perfecf up top.
— romeo. (@LukeRomeo) January 14, 2015
Remember last year when Liverpool were linked with Bony and some were LFC fans were offended at the prospect.
— Gary Whelan (@_GaryWhelan) January 14, 2015
— ThatMancunianKrish (@NotThatKrish) January 14, 2015
Bony is dumb for going City especially know that he'll be on the bench most the time.
— Blanco (@FrenchDelaHoya) January 14, 2015
you have Aguero/Dzeko/Jovetic and still need "Bony"? seriously?
— Mario (@BayernTactics) January 14, 2015
Bony is an alright player, don't think many top clubs will be too Jealous of that signing though
— Cameron Laws (@CameronLaws92) January 14, 2015
Bony joining illustrious No 14s at City – Eyal Berkovic, Kiki Musampa, Roque Santa Cruz and Jo.
— Chris Mayer (@chrismayerV1) January 14, 2015
Bony to Citeh is a major signing. Dude is nasty.
— Flea Market Funk (@fleamarketfunk) January 14, 2015
Lukaku £28.5m, Bony £25m + add ons. Who got the best deal there then? #topnegotiationchelsea
— jjs (@kinglegseleven) January 14, 2015
Need to recreate Bony's homeless look
— E-Ratic Watcher (@Yung_Mu) January 14, 2015
Happy for Bony but I don't think he'll get enough game time unless Dzeko/Jovetic eventually leave
— KC (@Banman99) January 14, 2015