Since his January 2015 move to Manchester City, Wilfried Bony’s Premier League career has hit stumbling block after stumbling block.
The Ivorian has gone from prolific goal scorer at Swansea City to fringe player at the Etihad Stadium. It’s becoming increasingly apparent that Bony is surplus to requirements under the new Pep Guardiola regime.
In addition, a new development seems to have emerged that has served to shed light on the 27-year-old’s next destination. It appears Bony is, literally, on his way to Everton.
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Bought as a last roll of the dice by Manuel Pellegrini to try and hunt down Chelsea’s 2015 title charge, Bony proved somewhat of a gamble.
However, with the Ivorian having racked up 34 goals in 70 outings for Swansea, there was evidence to suggest £28 million was a wise investment.
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Despite that, Bony has flopped for the Citizens. 10 strikes in 46 appearances proves a rather unspectacular tally and he’s been left to collect dust in Sergio Aguero’s shadow.
Consequently, the periphery player has been heavily linked with a summer exit. One of the most frequented destinations has proven Ronald Koeman’s Everton.
In fact, the rumour mill has picked up speed in light of reports by The Sun. The publication displays photographic evidence of Bony having ‘travelled to Merseyside in his black car’.
It’s the biggest suggestion yet that the City man is in fact moving to Goodison Park. The images in question can be seen below:
The former sees Bony posing with his car and the latter sees the exact same vehicle photographed in Liverpool city centre.
The Sun also implies that the move would prove a £15 million makeweight in a transfer for John Stones. Consequently, this potential switch could have some major implications ahead of the new season.
With a goal record, barring his Manchester City tenure, that proves nothing short of formidable, Everton would appear to be making a smart purchase. Handed greater game time, Bony could rediscover his Swansea form.
While its not 100% clear whether the photos truly depict what they’re claimed to show, it certainly adds fuel to the fire that the Toffees are making major movements this summer.
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