Supposed Swansea target Wilfried Bony has been left out of Manchester City’s pre-season trip to Houston in a move which has increased speculation surrounding the Ivorian’s future.
Bony joined Man City from the Swans for a club-record selling fee of £28m in 2015, but failed to have any sort of impact at the Etihad Stadium. After an unsuccessful loan spell at Stoke, which Bony labelled as “crazy” and “painful”, the striker is thought to be actively searching for a new club.
A move back to South-Wales could be exactly what Bony needs to reboot his career, but a move for the former fan-favourite will likely depend on the future of current Swans’ frontman Fernando Llorente.
Bony’s only two goals for Stoke last season came, funnily enough, at the Liberty Stadium last October in a 3-1 win over the Swans.
Also attracting interest from West Ham, the the big striker certainly won’t be short of offers – though he will likely have to settle for a wage cut if his search for first team football is to be successful.