Wilfried Bony has joined Stoke City on a season long loan from Manchester City. The Ivorian striker has had a largely unsuccessful spell at Man City since moving there from Swansea City in January 2015 for £28m, scoring a disappointing six goals in 36 appearances. He is not in Pep Guardiola’s plans and is yet to make an appearance, substitute or otherwise, for Man City in the 2016/17 season.
Bony may be surplus to requirements at Man City, but he can still be a fantastic striker for the right team and Mark Hughes might be the man to help him rediscover his Swansea City form when he scored 25 goals in 54 appearances.
Stoke are yet to win a game in the 2016/17 and while they have plenty of attacking midfielders, Bony and Arnautovic could form a solid partnership up front and help Stoke improve on last season’s 9th place finish.