Wilfried Bony and the danger of not playing at Chelsea or Man City

The Swansea striker is good enough to play for both Premier League powerhouses, but how much time on the pitch will he get?

Swansea City striker Wilfried Bony is one of the Premier League’s most-respected strikers, with the Ivorian frontman’s name filling up transfer rumour columns of late.

Following a 2014 that was laden with goals for the Welsh club, both Manchester City and Chelsea have been linked with the African attacker in recent days and weeks.

There is no doubt that Bony is more than good enough to play at either club, with his pace and power a nightmare for opposition defenders and his goal record as good as any about.

However, before the former Vitesse Arnhem man puts pen to paper on a deal to take him to the Etihad Stadium or Stamford Bridge, he would be advised to give the move careful consideration.

City seem to be the frontrunners currently for his signing, but given the attacking talent at Manuel Pellegrini’s disposal first-team football will not be a guarantee.

At the moment when the likes of Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko are on the sidelines, Bony could well fit into the side, but when they return he could find himself spending prolonged spells on the City bench.

A switch to Chelsea would see him behind Diego Costa in the pecking order and surely a deputy rather than competition to the final piece in Jose Mourinho’s jigsaw in West London.

There is no doubt that Bony is good enough to play at the highest level and understandably wants to feature in the Champions League.

However, before ditching Swansea where he valued and can continue to develop, he should consider his chances of playing week-in, week-out at any potential new employer.

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