Wilfried Bony joins Swansea

Wilfried Bony joins Swansea

Wilfried Bony joins Swansea

It's officially official: Wilfried Bony has joined Swansea City on a permanent transfer from Manchester City.

Bony's current club Manchester City had late interest from Hellas Verona but the Citizens aren't entertaining a loan deal and want to get the player off the books.

The Ivory Coast worldwide left south Wales for the Etihad Stadium in January 2015 in a £28m transfer but struggled for form and fitness under then City manager Manuel Pellegrini.

However, the Daily Telegraph's Northern Football Correspondent James Ducker has claimed that a fee has been agreed between the clubs and that the striker's £128,000-a-week wages will finally be off the wage bill.

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But an Italian side are showing interest in Bony and could scupper Swansea's chances of re-signing the striker, and by extension stop Llorente's exit.

Bony reportedly underwent a medical earlier on Thursday ahead of a reported £12million move, coming in with Fernando Llorente set to leave to join Tottenham.

Bony has signed a two-year contract at the Liberty Stadium, with the option of another year, for a fee rumoured to be approximately £12 million, which is near to the fee that the club paid to sign him the first time from Vitesse.

Life at the Etihad Stadium proved to be somewhat trickier for the forward, however, and after scoring just 10 goals for City - and spending time out on loan at Stoke - he has gone back to south Wales.

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