DEAL DONE! Stoke sign striker Wilfried Bony from Manchester City on loan

first_img1 Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony has joined Stoke on loan for the rest of the season.The 27-year-old has struggled to make an impact at the Etihad since his £27m move from Swansea in January 2015.He has scored just six goals in 36 appearances and has not featured under new boss Pep Guardiola this season.Bony, a prolific striker for Swansea prior to joining City, will now to look to kickstart his career under Mark Hughes at the Bet365 Stadium. BREAKING | #SCFC delighted to announce the season-long loan signing of @wilfriedbony from @ManCity pic.twitter.com/0I0FO81UDd— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) August 31, 2016 Wilfried Bony celebrates a Manchester City goal Hughes told the club’s official website:  “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.” Stoke have also completed a short-term loan deal for Derby goalkeeper Lee Grant.Grant, 33, will provide competition to Jack Butland and Shay Given.last_img read more