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Stoke City Confirms Loan Signing of Wilfried Bony

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Stoke City has confirmed the loan signing of Wilfried Bony

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom – Stoke City have confirmed the signing of Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony on a season-long loan from Manchester City, the club announced.

Moments after completing the deal, Mark Hughes told “Bringing Wilfried in was a no-brainer for us to be perfectly honest, because he knows the Premier League and has scored plenty of goals at this level.

“He has power, speed and very good physical attributes which will undoubtedly help us, and his technical and finishing skills are outstanding too.

“Eighteen months ago he was being bought for a hugely significant amount of money, so we know that we are bringing in a top quality striker.”

He added: “Everybody is aware of Wilfried and what he is capable of, and it was no surprise that one of the bigger clubs came in for him on the back of his performances for Swansea – the only surprise has been that he didn’t enjoy the success with Manchester City that we all thought he would.”

The 27-year-old had to make do with playing second fiddle to Sergio Aguero, but when he did get on the pitch he was largely ineffective.

Stoke are bottom of the Premier League with one point from their opening three games. Bony’s move there came after Joe Hart’s loan from Manchester City to Torino was confirmed.