Ivorian striker vows to fight for Manchester City spot
Wilfried Bony wants to remain at Manchester City to prove his worth.
Bony joined Manchester City from Swansea in January 2015 after scoring an astounding 26 goals in 54 Premier League games for the Welsh side in a reported £28m deal. Bony was tipped to lead the Sky Blues side to Premier League glory but failed to make any significant impact that season. Then City manager Manuel Pellegrini kept his faith on Bony but without any result as Bony failed to make any fruitful contribution next season too.
On the eve of the 2016-17 season newly appointed Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola decided to sent Bony on loan to Stoke City. His time with the Potters didn’t go according to the plan either as he had managed a meagre 2 goals in 10 games for Mark Hughes’ side.
Now the 28-year-old Ivory Coast international told Sky Sports he wants to remain at Manchester City and fight for his place .
“I love the club, the fans,” Bony told Sky Sports News HQ.
“I want to show that Wilfried Bony is still the same player. I’ve been through a difficult time.”
“Leading the goalscoring two years ago, it’s still me, nothing has changed, just a difficult time. I just want to show them I can do more than that so I just need to get myself ready.”
“Manchester City have to decide how many players [they want],” Bony added, speaking at the launch of a record label intended to raise money for children’s charities.
“I’m a Manchester City player. I’m just getting myself ready for the pre-season on July 10.
“It didn’t work the way we wanted [at Stoke] but I thank the coach, the fans, because we really enjoyed the time there. I’m looking forward now, that’s the past for me. I wish them well next season.”
Pep Guardiola is trying to bring Alexis Sanchez to the Etihad & with Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero already at his disposal, it’s highly likely Bony would be sold this summer.