Former Manchester City Star Slams £28m Wilfried Bony Deal

Mick Channon has blasted the signing of £28m Wilfried Bony 

Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City sealed the signing of Wilfried Bony from Swansea City on Wednesday in a £28m deal, and former City star Mick Channon has slammed the deal.

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Channon has expressed his lack of understanding at why the Citizens have spent so much on a player that they simply don’t need, with Manuel Pellegrini’s side already boasting such strong attacking options.

The 66 year old described modern football as “a bit sad” telling Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast:

“He is not a bad player, Bony, but for God’s sake, £30million? They are like spoilt kids – they have got to have all the candies in the shop,” Channon told talkSPORT.

The former England international sees the signing of Bony as another prime example that the FA need to act against Premier League sides buying their way to the league, particularly with reports linking Lionel Messi to an England move.

“Someone has got to stand up and say something about it one day. If you are a signed player, that is your team for a couple of years or until your contract runs out,” he continued.

However, Channon’s comments are ironic given his £300,000 transfer from his ‘beloved’ Southampton to Manchester City in 1977.

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