How will Swansea cope without Wilfried Bony?

Will the Swans survive without their starman? (©GettyImages)

Swansea have been playing some great football this season and are flying high in the top half of the Premier League, currently just seven points off fourth place.

Swans boss Gary Monk has had to rely on his talisman going forward in Wilfried Bony, the big Ivorian has netted 25 goals in his 18 months in South Wales. However, the last few days, news has surfaced that Bony is discussing personal terms with Manchester City over a potential £30 million move.

So how will the Swans fare without the big man up front? The new loan signing of Benfica forward Nelson Oliveira will provide some firepower going forward and also fits the physical presence of Bony. But on the other hand he is still unproven in the Premier League and arrives at the Liberty Stadium having scored no goals in 12 appearances for Benfica this season.

Gomis gets his chance

This situation, however, could pave the way for Bafetimbi Gomis to become the first choice striker, who has seen his playing time limited, owed to the fine form of Bony.

Gomis hasn't lit up the Premier League like he did Ligue 1, but has shown moments of brilliance when coming off the bench, and now all he needs is to start hitting the nit regularly like he did in Lyon.

Swansea have some big names going forward, and they are not short of creative talent in midfield to create opportunities for the strikers, while also gaining £30 million so this situation shouldn't stop Swansea from pushing on and higher up the table.

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