Manchester City’s latest multi-million pound acquisition Wilfried Bony says that the presence of his international Ivory Coast teammate – Yaya Touré – will help him become a better player at City. Bony came out as the best goal scorer in the Premier League for the 2014 calendar year.
After being linked with moves for the likes of Chelsea for several months, Bony made a £ 28 million switch to Manchester City just a few days after the transfer window opened in January. Bony has enjoyed being a regular first-team player at his previous clubs – Vitesse Arnhem and Swansea. However, he is largely expected to play second fiddle to Sergio Aguero at City.
Despite the intense competition for places at the Etihad stadium, the 26-year-old says that he is confident of becoming a huge success. This could be down to the help that he will receive from his international teammate Touré, who has established himself as one of the best players in Europe after his £ 24 million move from Barcelona. Bony will be paid around £ 100,000 per week for the duration of his four-and-a-half year contract. The prospect of winning titles at City was the aspect that interested him into a move according to the player, who moved to Swansea for just £ 12 million in 2013.
“The Premier League is a tough league – my power is to always be in the box and in the right position. I’m always working hard to be there to score the goals and to improve.I speak with Yaya every day on international duty and I think he will help me to become a better player and a more clinical striker. I’ll be playing with great players here at City and this is an opportunity for me to work hard and to take my chance,” said Bony.