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Man City attacker tipped for exit door; EPL side eyeing January solution

Reports have linked Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony with a move back to former club Swansea City.

According to the Mirror, the Ivorian forward has emerged as a January target for the south Wales club, who are struggling for goals in their battle against the drop.

The report states that Bony—who moved to City for £28 million in January 2015 [BBC]—has been identified by the Swans as a realistic and appealing prospect as they look to pull clear from the bottom three.

Swansea currently sit 17th in the Premier League, only two points clear of Newcastle United in 18th. They have amassed only 19 points from their 20 matches to date, and have scored only 17 goals—the second-worst offensive record in the league.

In truth, the Swans have never truly replaced the hitman since selling him to the Sky Blues in the last January transfer window, and their lack of goals—Bafe Gomis and Eder have five goals between them—and new signing Andre Ayew, nominally a midfielder, leads the scoring charts for Swansea.

While the Liberty Stadium outfit have never truly replaced Bony, so the forward has perhaps never truly established himself at City.

He took his time to get started last season after returning from the Africa Cup of Nations, and while he has made 17 outings this season—only nine have been starts—and he’s bagged only four goals, remaining primarily a backup option for Sergio Aguero.

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