Going by the rumors, former Man City striker Wilfried Bony is set to become the marquee signing for an ISL club. The 32-year-old Ivorian striker has played for over 100 matches in the EPL. Is now willing to play in the Indian Super League.
Wilfried joined Manchester City from Swansea, on a €28 million deal in 2015. He earned the move by scoring 30 goals in 70 Swansea appearances. Having joined the Welsh club from Vitesse Arnhem in 2013 for 13 million pounds.
Bony is training with Newport County after a spell in Saudi Arabia. Bony still shows his urge to play in England’s top division but he is ready to play anywhere in the world. “My agents and staff are talking with Turkish sides, Chinese sides, Korean sides, and Russian also”. he said.
Bony desperation might force him to play in India, but would he worth the amount:
After the lack of game time at Manchester City, Bony managed to score 10 goals in more than 40 appearances. He was loaned to Stoke city after that he again returned to Swansea in 2017. From there his downfall started, Bony was hampered by injury in his second spell at the Liberty Stadium, Where he scored 4 goals in 26 games.
After that, he played a spell on loan at Qatari Al-Arabi in 2019, then joined the Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad in 2019 before canceling his contract in November. Bony then returned to his home in Swansea, where his two sons are in the academy at his old club. And he began his training at Newport after a lengthy spell last year.
Bony might be a hotshot back in his mid 20s but now things have changed as he is struggling to even train with 23-year-olds. The amount he wants as his salary is 11cr per year which might not justify his performance in the Indian Super League. But still we can’t underestimate a player who has played for the top teams in Europe.
According to the reports Jamshedpur, Kerala Blasters, and Mumbai City are the rumored destinations for the Ivorian It would be interesting to see which team from ISL will make their first move on the Ivorian striker.
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