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Bony seals last minute Swansea return

The Ivory Coast international has returned to Liberty Stadium.

Wilfried Bony seals last minute Swansea returned Bony has completed a return to Swansea from Manchester City. The deal was sealed in the last minutes of the close-season and will keep the striker for two years. Bony passed his medical on Thursday while the reported fee is £12 million.

The 28-year-old left the Swans back in 2015 to join the Citizens, but he never established himself as a regular starter at the Etihad Stadium, spending a poor loan season at Stoke last campaign.

A statement from the Swans on the club’s official website read: “Bony has signed a two-year deal, with the option of a third, at the Liberty Stadium after the Swans paid an undisclosed fee for the Ivory Coast international.

“Bony, who has opted for squad number two, returns to South Wales just over two-and-a-half years after he left the Swans for City in a deal worth up to £28 million.

“He was a huge fans’ favourite during his first spell as a Swan, when he established himself as one of the Premier League’s leading frontmen.

“Bony originally signed for the Swans from Vitesse Arnhem, where he had an exceptional goalscoring record, in a club-record deal in the summer of 2013.

“He netted 34 goals in 70 appearances – only 56 of which were starts – and became a focal point of the Swans side.”