Stoke Get Bony

Wilfried Bony Man City

Wilfried Bony has joined Stoke on loan for the remainder of the season.

His arrival signals the end of a long hunt for a new frontman and could pave the way for Joselu’s departure from the club.

The striker joined Manchester City for £28 million from Swansea just 18 months ago, but has struggled for a regular place in the team at The Etihad.

His form in South Wales was superb, including a brace against The Potters in a memorable 3-3 draw. He scored 26 goals in 54 Premier League appearances for The Swans.

For many Stoke fans, Bony will be seen as the perfect man to lead the frontline. His power and ability to hold the ball up will allow others to join attacks from deep and, as mentioned before, he knows where the back of the net is.

He will become the first man from Ivory Coast to play for Stoke and also the player with the highest wage to ever pull on a red and white shirt. His parent club will subsidise a large chunk of his reported £120,000 weekly wage though.

Meanwhile, Stoke completed the signing of Lee Grant earlier in the day. The goalkeeper arrives on loan from Derby until January.

With a few hours remaining in the window there could be up to two more new faces arriving at the bet365 Stadium, with Stoke closing on Bruno Martins Indi and still not given up hope on adding Saido Berahino.

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