Liberty Stadium man wants huge pay hike before considering Etihad Stadium switch.
Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony has demanded a massive £200k a week salary if he is to accept a move to Man City according to The Sun.
The Etihad Stadium side have agreed a £30m fee for the Ivory Coast international but any move to sign the Liberty Stadium ace now hangs in the balance.
Whilst it’s only fair Bony would demand a pay hike from his current £50k a week deal it appears there is a big disconnect between the £70k a week deal Man City are willing to offer the 26 year old and the demands the powerful forward has made.
Bony is off on African Nations Cup duty and is apparently well aware that his fellow countryman Yaya Toure earns £240k a week and as such wants a relative level of parity, something one imagines Man City are unwilling to accept.
If terms can be reached then City will conduct Bony’s medical in Abu Dhabi, where Ivory Coast are holding a training camp ahead of the African Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea.
Bony has grabbed 25 goals in 43 Premier League starts and is seen by Manuel Pellegrini as an ideal capture to boost an attack that has been ravaged by injuries this term with Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic all spending time on the sidelines this term.