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Wilfried Bony | Forward | #12

Team: Stoke City
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 201

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Stoke City have beefed up their striker position with the addition of Wilfried Bony, who comes over from Manchester City on a season-long loan.
This could be one of the bigger moves of the day for fantasy teams. While Bony failed to make much of a mark with a big club like Manchester City, he has shown what he can do with a mid-table side after his exploits at Swansea City and the environment at Stoke could be perfect for him to get his career back on track. He should be picked up immediately in draft leagues, and is certainly worth a high waiver claim or a considerable amount of FAAB money. If he can find chemistry with his Potters teammates, it could also raise the value of players like Xherdan Shaqiri, Marko Arnautovic and perhaps Bojan. Aug 31 - 8:09 AM

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Stoke City are in talks with Manchester City to have Wilfried Bony join the Potters on a season-long loan.

Bony is reportedly at Stoke's training ground today, so this move looks very close to being confirmed soon. Bony may not have been able to make much of a mark with the Citizens but he displayed too much production in his time at Swansea City to ignore his potential should he move to a club like Stoke, where he would likely be the primary choice at striker and would have some pretty good weapons around to help him like Marko Arnautovic and Xherdan Shaqiri. Mame Biram Diouf would likely become a secondary option on the bench for Mark Hughes should this deal happen, while Peter Crouch, who started last weekend, will move even further down the pecking order as he plays out the twilight of his career.
Source: BBC Sport
Aug 31 - 6:21 AM

Swansea City continue their search for a much-needed striker to add to their squad and are now approaching Manchester City about the possible acquisition of former Jack, Wilfried Bony.

The Swans are really looking to turn back the clock as they have already expressed publicly the interest in getting Joe Allen back from Liverpool. The Bony-Swansea partnership was nothing short of ideal a few years ago. They brought him in for £12 million fee, he excelled for them and they profited £13 million by selling him to City for £25 million some 18 months ago. Bony's time with the Citizens has not gone well for him. He could only crack the XI under Manuel Pellegrini when Sergio Aguero was injured and, once Kelechi Iheanacho emerged last season, Bony's chances were sliced even thinner. The Swans are hoping to convince City to at least loan Bony back to where he enjoyed so much success, if not, purchase him back outright for a fraction of what they sold him for.
Source: Daily Star
Jul 25 - 4:15 AM

Manchester City forward Wilfried Bony seems to have suffered a minor setback in his recovery from a calf injury and will miss the next few weeks.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini said he does not expect Bony to be available for the club's current busy stretch, which started on Wednesday against Everton in the League Cup semifinals. The Ivorian striker has struggled to stay fit this season after suffering from knocks and muscular problems since September. Despite his inconsistent status, Bony has four Premier League goals this season, mostly filling in during Sergio Aguero's absence. But with Bony out, Kelechi Iheanacho will serve as the club's second-choice forward.
Jan 29 - 10:22 AM

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed the club won't have Fernandinho, Wilfried Bony and Eliaquim Mangala available to face Everton on Wednesday in Week 21 action.

Fernandinho and Mangala will each miss the midweek match after picking up muscular injuries. With the duo out, Martin Demichelis is likely to start in defense along with either Fernando or Fabian Delph in central midfield. Kelechi Iheanacho, meanwhile, will serve as Sergio Aguero's backup this week as Bony still needs to recover from a calf injury. However, the manager did say that Yaya Toure and David Silva will each return to the squad after missing the weekend FA Cup match while Vincent Kompany and Samir Nasri are long-term injury absentees.
Jan 12 - 12:30 PM

Wilfried Bony will miss Wednesdays’ Capital One cup semi-final against Everton after taking a knock at Vicarage Road last weekend.

Manuel Pellegrini confirmed: "Bony has a kick in his calf so maybe he’s not fit for tomorrow," although the injury is not thought to be serious and the Ivorian should be available for the FA Cup tie versus Norwich City on Saturday. "In a few days more he should be fine to come back." Sergio Aguero will lead the City attack and the Chilean boss has no qualms about involving the Argentine who appears to be over his latest setback: "Sergio played three games in a week which was no problem for this moment. The last injury was not a muscle injury, just a pain in his heel. He’s fit and the best way for him to recover his best performance is to play games." Vincent Kompany and Samir Nasri remain sidelined.
Jan 5 - 9:15 AM

Wilfried Bony went off after 25 minutes with a hamstring injury in City's nil-nil draw at Villa Park.

The injury leaves City perilously thin at forward with Sergio Aguero already out injured. Jesus Navas replaced Bony in the Villa match but playing without a recognized forward likely contributed to City's inability to press the possession advantage they enjoyed against the Premier League's bottom club. Kelechi Iheahacho may get a start or more if Bony can't recover in time for City's next league match in two weeks after the international break.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 10:37:00 AM

Wilfried Bony will be unavailable for the Manchester derby.

A twisted knee / ankle will keep Wilfried Bony sidelined and with attacking teammate Stevan Jovetic [ankle] also struggling Pellegrini has limited options up front. The Chilean may decide to revert back to his preferred 4-5-1 allowing Aguero to spearhead the attack but the diminutive striker has failed to register a goal in his last 6 competitive games spanning 553 minutes. Otherwise City will persist with Edin Dzeko and hope the Bosnian can add to his 4 career goals already at Old Trafford. Vincent Kompany will be assessed on Saturday after suffering from a tight hamstring at Selhurst Park "if he can’t play, we have a squad" confirmed Pellegrini. Eliaquim Mangala will be readied to come in.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 06:03:00 PM

City have effectively extinguished all hope of regaining their Premier League title as Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko struggled to breakdown a solid defensive unit while Wilfried Bony was conspicuous in his absence after a training ground injury ruled the Ivorian out of the trip to Selhurst Park.

City dominated the game in terms of possession registering the highest away percentage [75] in the Premier League for over three years but rarely was Speroni called into action as the misfiring Sergi Aguero made it 556 minutes without a goal while strike partner Dzeko lasted a little over an hour before being replaced after another disappointing performance. The loss of Bony to an ankle injury on Sunday now makes the Ivorian a doubt for the upcoming derby at Old Trafford and City must avoid defeat to ensure they remain in touch for a European place having dropped to fourth while the pressure is mounting on coach Manuel Pellegrini who is at risk of being sacked.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 08:44:00 AM

Wilfried Bony is confident of resuming his regular goalscoring form once he settles in at Manchester City.

Bony was a £25million January signing and so a lot is expected, but the Ivorian is yet to find the net for his new club and missed two good chances against Leicester in Week 28. However, Bony has come through mini-droughts in the past and says he feels confident that the goals will start flowing once he develops a better understanding with his team mates. Until that happens - and until he's being picked regularly over Edin Dzeko - the Ivorian is probably best avoided for fantasy purposes for now.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 07:22:00 AM

Manuel Pellegrini is likely to freshen up his line-up after back to back defeats for Manchester City.

Pellegrini will be hoping to forget Sundays’ disappointment and get his title challenge back on track and realistically City can ill-afford any further slip-ups. Wilfried Bony is still waiting for his first start since joining from Swansea but with Edin Dzeko scoring in back-to-back game weeks the Bosnian looks to be the preferred strike partner of Sergio Aguero on current form. Other possible changes are likely to occur at full-back where Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna could be swapped for Zabaleta and Kolarov while Eliaquim Mangala may step aside for Martin Demichelis. In midfield Jesus Navas, James Milner and Fernando all have a case but realistically only Fernandinho is at risk unless the Chilean coach reverts back to his preferred 4-5-1 formation.

Wilfried Bony will be on Manchester City's squad list for gameweek 26.

Manchester City face Newcastle United this weekend and Pellegrini stated in the presser today that "Wilfried is an important player - he’s on the squad list for tomorrow." We don't know if Bony will start, but there is a chance that he gets the nod next to Sergio Aguero. Manchester City have played with two strikers before and they could do it again versus a lesser opposition in Newcastle. If he starts, Bony will be a great option at an affordable price, but he's too risky to use in the Yahoo! game due to uncertainty of the situation.
Fri, Feb 20, 2015 07:42:00 PM

Wilfried Bony has officially completed his long-rumored move from Swansea City to Manchester City.

The move certainly shores up what was an area of concern for the Manchester City squad after Bony returns from the African Cup of Nations. What it does to his fantasy value is another question entirely. If Sergio Aguero continues to miss time due to injuries then Bony could be a huge success. There is also the possibility of Bony partnering Aguero which could see him maintain his current value more or less. The concern would be if Bony is only a sporadic starter with City continuing to use a formation featuring only a single forward (presumably a healthy Aguero).
Wed, Jan 14, 2015 01:41:00 PM

Manchester City are in advanced talks with Swansea City to sign star striker Wilfried Bony for a transfer fee estimated to eclipse £30m.

Bony finished the 2014 calendar year the top goal scorer in the top flight and Swansea now look poised to turn quite a profit on the Ivorian, who was brought to Liberty Stadium at a £12m fee and now looks to require upwards of £45m for City to get their hands on him. They have a natural replacement in Bafetimbi Gomis who has seen limited action due to Bony's presence but will now be a major figure in the Swans' attack. For less than 5m in the Yahoo game, he could be a second half bargain should he round into form. The Swans will theoretically have enough cash to sign another forward to back up Gomis plus plenty left over to pursue perhaps a high impact midfielder or defender. Michu is still Swansea property as well but it remains to be seen if the club are looking ahead to next year with him in their plans.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, Jan 6, 2015 12:33:00 PM

Wilfried Bony did not get the start for Garry Monk today but he made the most of his twenty minute shift by scoring the equalizer for Swansea City in stoppage time and rescuing a point in the 1-1 draw at Loftus Road.

The top scorer of the top flight in 2014 got the new year started off right with his last minute strike. Ki Sung-Yueng created the chance and fed the strong Ivorian in the box who took his customary turn and strike that whizzed passed the QPR defense before they knew what happened. It has been a frustrating month for Bony investors though as he was benched for two of the three fixtures between Boxing Day and New Year's and now he is about to leave the continent to play for Ivory Coast in the ACON tournament. Then it will be a question of whether he will need more rest when he returns.
Source: NBC Sports
Thu, Jan 1, 2015 12:24:00 PM