It could be anticipated that Manchester City will have problems in rotation after not getting a replacement for Alvaro Negredo, who was sold to Valencia at the start of the season, but a few could have expected the problems will be this serious.
Sergio Aguero is one of the best strikers in the world, but also one of the unluckiest, since he is constantly getting injured. His alternatives, Stevan Jovetic and Edin Dzeko, are also injury-proned and not efficient enough, so Manuel Pellegrini have had a huge problems in the past weeks after not having a healthy striker to put into the team, so James Milner had to act as a central forward in a few matches.
Thus, a solution must be found and, apparently, it could be Swansea striker Wilfried Bony. President of the Welsh club, Huw Jenkins, said the club didn’t get any proposals yet, but since an unusual rival appeared, Real Madrid, it could mean that City will act promptly and won’t bargain a lot. Reportedly, Bony’s price is around 25 million pounds, though a fact that City is under radar of UEFA because of financial fair-play couldn’t be put aside, as Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday.
European and world champions are also looking to strengthen their squad and to find a proper alternative for Karim Benzema, who may leave Madrid in the summer nevertheless. The Ivorian will participate in his nation’s campaign in Africa Cup of Nations this month, but after returning to Europe, it is probable that Swansea will not be his final destination.