Stoke City sign Man City’s Bony on loan

31 Aug

Wilfried Bony

Wilfried Bony has scored six Premier League goals for Manchester City

Stoke City have signed striker Wilfried Bony on a season-long loan deal from Premier League rivals Manchester City.

Ivorian Bony, 27, has made 15 league starts since joining City for £28m from Swansea in January 2015, but had not featured under new boss Pep Guardiola.

The Potters have also signed Porto and Netherlands defender Bruno Martins Indi, 24, on loan for the season with a view to a permanent deal.

Derby goalkeeper Lee Grant, 33, has joined on loan until January.

“Bringing Wilfried in was a no-brainer for us,” Potters manager Mark Hughes said. “He has power, speed and very good physical attributes.”

Stoke targeted Ivory Coast international Bony as there had been no development in their attempt to sign West Brom forward Saido Berahino.

Last week, West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic said he was interested in signing Bony, who has three years left to run on his contract at Etihad Stadium.

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