Wilfried Bony arrived at Manchester City in January 2015 for a fee of £28 million on the back of an impressive run of form in a Swansea City shirt, scoring 25 goals in 43 starts for the Welsh side.
Since this pricey transfer, Bony has only started 15 games with a further 21 appearances off the bench - netting a measly six goals.
Having been something of a favourite at his former club, the Ivorian's haul of goals helped Swansea secure Premier League stability with a 12th place finish in only their second year in the English top flight.
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Bought as cover for the injury vulnerable Sergio Aguero, Bony must have hoped for at least a string of starts following his big money transfer. That, unfortunately, would not be the case and towards the end of last season Bony found himself even further down the list with the rise of Kelechi Iheanacho.
The Nigerian starlet eased the more experienced Bony out of the substitute striker role as the departing Manuel Pellegrini was determined to allow the young forward more opportunities in the first team.
The frustrated Ivorian could eventually follow fellow former Swan Scott Sinclair out of the club. The midfielder suffered a similarly difficult spell at the Etihad and left City for recently relegated Aston Villa for £2.5 million, despite being bought for £6.2 million the Liberty Stadium.
Pep Guardiola's appointment is unlikely to improve his chances and he could easily become the first victim to suffer from the new regime as the Spaniard moulds his own squad.
Despite his recent troubles, it is hard to imagine the talented forward not finding a list of clubs fighting over his signature this summer. Former club Swansea are thought to be among those interested in bringing the Ivorian back to the Liberty Stadium.
Could a Premier League club snag a bargain should Bony seek an exit route away from the Etihad?
Transfer business may be few and far between with the Euros just around the corner, however, it will not be surprising to see Bony topping several striking wishlists across Europe.
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