Swansea City manager Garry Monk believes that Wilfried Bony could win Manchester City the title – but only if they stump up the asking price.
Swansea City manager Garry Monk has indicated that he believes striker Wilfried Bony is capable of winning the Premier League title for Manchester City if he does make the move from South Wales to the Etihad Stadium, report the Mirror, but the deal will only go through if Manuel Pellegrini’s men are willing to meet the Swans’ £30 million asking price.
Reports have broken in recent days suggesting that City are on the verge of completing a move for the Ivorian international, who was the top Premier League goalscorer in the calendar year of 2014, but they are yet to agree a fee with Swansea for the transfer of Bony.
Speaking in his pre-match press briefing ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action, Monk suggested that Bony is a player capable of tipping the balance in the Premier League title race in favour of City, describing Bony as a “goalscorer”:
“Wilfried could well be the difference in the title race, that’s what City see in him.”
“I can see why their interest is there, he gets you goals. He can improve on certain things but the bottom line is he is a goalscorer and it’s obviously what they want him for.”
Monk was also steadfast in his insistence that City will have to stump up his club’s asking price to secure their man, however, a fee that is reported to be in the region of £30m:
“I think the club is very clear on what he is worth and I can see why the club are holding out for the figure they are holding out for.”
“If they haven’t quite met that valuation, and that’s what the situation must be, otherwise I am sure the deal would have been done, Huw will wait for it and quite rightly so. I assure you Bony is worth it.”