Swansea City have agreed a £28 million transfer deal with Premier League champions Manchester City for their Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony. The striker was snatched by the Welsh outfit from Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem in 2013 for the club record £12 million; the current transfer deal with Manchester City will also make a club record; the £28 million fee will not only be more than double what the club paid for the Ivorian, but it will also be the highest Swansea ever pocketed for a player to leave the Liberty Stadium.

Bony, who also plays as a striker for the Ivory Coast national #Football team, will join the Ivory Coast team over the next three weeks at the African Cup Nations 2015 played in Equatorial Guinea.

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He was in the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Rio where he scored some memorable goals for his country.

Prior to signing a three and a half year contract with Dutch Vitesse Arnhem in 2011, he played for Czech Sparta Prague since 2007. Bony was the top goalscorer for the Dutch club before he signed a four-year contract with the Welsh side and with them became the Premier league's top scorer with 20 goals in the calendar year of 2014. Bony's last involvement in the Swansea jersey number 10 was when he scored on New Year's Day against QPR at Loftus Road.

The twenty six year old Ivorian was regarded as one of the 2013-2014 Premier League signing to watch. The striker has remained in demand in the 2014 - 2015 season, as he is entering the peak years of his career; if he applies himself at Man City like he has at Swansea City, then he will be a force to be reckoned with.

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He is the closest thing to a Didier Drogba in his heyday.

As for the Citizens, they are in a real need for somebody of Bony's profile, as they had to deal with the injuries of key strikers Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko; their Chilean manager, Manuel Pellegrini, is keen to add to his squad in this area and boost their attacking options.

He obviously was ahead his competitors and moved quickly in this transfer window to sign Bony before Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham even approached him.