Swansea City Given Permission to Hold Talks With Wilfried Bony to Re-Sign Manchester City Striker
Since leaving Swansea City for Manchester City in January 2015, Wilfred Bony's career at his current employers has been rocky, and now it's emerged that the Swans could be in line to lure the Ivorian back to South Wales, according to a report published by Wales Online
Bony, who spent the duration of the 2016-17 season on-loan at Stoke City, looks to be surplus to requirement under Pep Guardiola, and a tweet posted by City Watch's official Twitter page further confirms that City are indeed allowing the hit-man to leave the Etihad in the summer, with a return to the Liberty Stadium emerging as a highly plausible option.
Swansea City will be aiming to have a stronger 2017-18 campaign, and a bolstered attacking force will prove to be vital.
Although all might not be as simple as it seems; Bony is currently earning £130k-a-week at the Etihad, a wage demand which may surface as a stumbling block for Swansea.
However, Bony allegedly still harbours a deep connection with the club, and is believed to have to have stressed an interest in re-joining the Swans in the past.
Swansea may also very much need to re-acquire his services next term, as Fernando Llorente, 32, has emerged as a potential summer target for Premier League champions Chelsea, who themselves are also working to add to their current offensive options.
Although, for now, there is no real crisis at the club, as Paul Clement also has the Blues' England U21 international target-man Tammy Abraham, 19, at his disposal next season, after crossing the border on a temporary basis from Stamford Bridge.