Sky: Premier League hitman arrives at Stoke training ground, posts deadline-day Twitter message
By Will Butcher
Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony could be set to leave the Etihad after being spotted at Stoke City’s training ground on Wednesday morning.
The 27-year-old striker has been rumoured with a move away from Pep Guardiola’s side this summer, with West Ham and Everton also said to be interested in the Ivory Coast international.
However, Sky Sports revealed via their transfer centre blog (August 31, 9.13am), that Bony had arrived at Stoke’s Clayton Wood training ground ahead of a possible move to the Potters.
This comes after the former Swansea striker revealed via his personal twitter account that he was looking “forward to a new exciting challenge” on Wednesday morning.
It’s a new day and I look forward to a new exciting challenge ????
— Wilfried Bony (@wilfriedbony) August 31, 2016
The striker joined City for £28million from Swansea in January 2015 but has notched just six Premier League goals in that time and has found it difficult to make the starting line-up, where his path has been blocked by City’s star man Sergio Aguero.
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The goal machine moved to England for around £12million in 2013, after scoring an incredible 58 goals in just 77 appearances for Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem.
A further 35 goals in all competitions during 70 encounters for Swansea earned the striker a move to City, but he has failed to deliver at Eastlands.
Stoke manager Mark Hughes is expecting a busy day at the Britannia Stadium, with Porto defender Bruno Martins Indi potentially joining Bony in penning a deal with the Potters.
In other Stoke transfer news, this Liverpool defender could also be making his way to Stoke-On-Trent in the coming hours.