Swansea City has added £28m to their transfer budget after offloading Wilfried Bony to Manchester City for that price tag.
Personal terms between Manchester City and Bony still have not been officially agreed and completed as the player is currently performing with Ivory Coast on the Africa Cup of Nations but the official deal involving Swansea City and Manchester City was announced to be the deal is £25m cash upfront which could rise to £3m depending on performance-related add-ons.
The manager of Swansea City, Garry Monk had already stated some time ago that it would take a very high fee in order for him to even consider on selling one of his most prized players and £28m was the magic number that made it happen.
A few days ago Manchester City’s Manuel Pellegrini said that he was in search of a new striker that could arrive to the team and take in the role that Alvaro Negredo used to do in the squad. Alvaro Negredo was offloaded to Valencia and now Bony was added to the squad as this gives Manuel Pellegrini more options for him to rotate his team depending on the competition and the match that Manchester City is playing.
Wilfried Bony was also being chased by Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur but it was Manchester City who made a quick a move and signed him up.
Now that Wilfried Bony has joined Manchester City, Garry Monk has a huge task ahead of him as he has to find someone that can replace the Ivorian attacker who managed to become the top goal-scorer of the Premier League in 2014 after scoring 20 goals.
Garry Monk has marked BafetimbiGomis as his new main attacking outlet and now that Bony is no longer a player of Swansea City, Gomis has to step it up and become a reliable source of goals for his club which he has started off to do in a superb fashion as he rescued one point for Swansea City during their Premier League match against West Ham United which ended in a 1-1 draw and Gomis scored the only goal of his team through a header.