Saturday Sep 09, 2017. 11:00
Wilfried Bony has revealed that his two sons convinced him to make a return to Swansea City, following a disappointing spell at English Premier League rivals Manchester City.
The burly Ivorian sealed a return to the Swans on transfer deadline day for a reported £12 million, having joined City from the Welsh club in January 2015 for a fee in the region of £ 30 million.
Bony, 28, scored 35 goals for Swansea in 70 appearances, but failed to replicate this sort of form with the Citizens nor Stoke City where he spent last season on-loan.
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Having netted a mere 13 goals since the end of his first spell at the Liberty Stadium, Bony will be hoping that a return to the Swans will re-ignite his career.
“I think my boys decided,” Bony said. “They heard about the interest and said ‘Daddy you have to go back to Swansea’. So my boys chose Swansea.”
“There were other options, Lille, Fenerbahce and others, but most important was what my family said.”
Furthermore, Bony explained that he doesn’t regret moving to City despite what proved to be a frustrating spell at the Etihad Stadium.
“The most important thing is to stay fit,” he added.
“I wasn’t fit enough there, so when you’re not fit enough and you get a chance you push yourself maybe too much and your body isn’t going to react well to that.
“Sometimes you can then mentally or physically get problems.
“I had good moments there, but personally I wish to do better than this, but things weren’t going my way so I’m now trying to move forward.
“I don’t regret the move, it was good for me to have another experience,” Bony concluded.