Will former Swansea star make shock return to save club?
This January is turning into a make or break month for Swansea City, as the Welsh club strive to ensure their place in the Premier League.
The Swans have struggled this term and they sit just two points above the drop zone, with a lack of goals the main source of their problems.
Alan Curtis’ men have only conceded one goal more than second-placed Leicester City, but the 17 goals scored by Swansea is the second-lowest in the division.
It’s no secret the club are looking to bring in added quality up front, and it has been reported that they may even turn to the man who arguably caused the problem in the first place – Wilfried Bony.
Speaking after Swansea’s FA Cup exit to Oxford United, Curtis said the acquisition of Manchester City’s forward would be a ‘fantastic addition’.
Bony left the Liberty Stadium just 12 months ago in a £25m switch, but has failed to consistently produce the goods for the Citizens, especially when Sergio Aguero has been injured, and he’s yet to convince the City faithful if he is of trophy-winning quality.
With Aguero fully fit and back in the fold for City however, Bony may find his chances limited in the second part of the campaign.
In south Wales however Bony had no such problems, and netted 34 goals in 70 appearances in all competitions – a strike rate the club have failed to find in his replacements.
Should he return, the 27-year-old would rapidly become Swansea’s main force up front.
The Swans are 3/1 to go down this season, but if they are to stay up, it seems they’ll need someone of Bony’s quality up front to do so.
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