The Ivory Coast international was omitted from Pep Guardiola’s pre-season plans, but is looking to keep himself in shape amid transfer speculation
Wilfried Bony has been cutting a lonely figure at Manchester City’s training ground after being exiled from Pep Guardiola’s plans.
The Ivory Coast international was left out of City’s squad for their pre-season preparations in America at the International Champions Cup.
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Bony was also deemed surplus to requirements last season, freeing him to take in a season-long loan at Stoke City.
Another move is expected to be pushed through this summer, with a return to Swansea City being mooted, and the 28-year-old is looking to keep himself in shape with a personal regime.
Bony joined City from Swansea for £25 million in January 2015.
He has, however, struggled for regular game time throughout his spell at the Etihad Stadium and has managed just 10 goals in 46 appearances.
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A prolific strike rate at Swansea, and prior to that in Holland with Vitesse, proved that he can be a useful attacking option.
City, though, have the likes of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus on their books, with speculation continuing to suggest that they could bolster their ranks further with a move for Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.
That leaves Bony very much on the fringes of the fold, with a transfer required as soon as possible in order for him to find his best form once again.