Pep Guardiola eyes exit for Manchester City misfit as escape offered by Turkish giants

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Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony has reportedly been offered a chance to leave the club with Galatasaray looking to sign him this summer.

After making a significant impact in the Premier League with Swansea City, the Ivorian’s move to Manchester didn’t have the desired effect on his career.

A stop-start spell at the Etihad has resulted in him scoring just 10 goals in 18 months at the club, and it doesn’t appear as though he’ll be afforded a fresh start by new boss Pep Guardiola.

The Spaniard is expected to continue to make changes to his new squad this summer, and according to The Sun, that includes allowing Bony to move on with Galatasaray circling.

It’s claimed that the Turkish giants are offering an initial loan deal worth £3m to City, with the option of turning it into a permanent move depending on the striker’s performances next season.

Gala have been banned from European competitions by UEFA this season, and so they will be wary of spending too much and will prefer a temporary deal for the time being.

It now remains to be seen whether or not Bony favours a move away from the Premier League, as although it will be a fresh start for him, he’ll be disappointed to be leaving England after making such an impressive start to life there.

Nevertheless, having seemingly been deemed surplus to requirements by Guardiola, he’ll have to think hard about an exit and choose the right club for him. Time will tell whether he believes that Galatasaray offer him that assurance.

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