Manchester City media round-up: Bony on challenge, Pellegrini on his greatest strength

Wilfried Bony and Kolo Toure Ivory Coast

A round up of news stories this morning related to Manchester City.

Wilfried Bony has been quoted by the Irish Examiner talking about the challenge ahead at Manchester City.

The striker completed a £28 million move from Swansea City yesterday, as Manuel Pellegrini bolsters his attacking options.

“It’s a great feeling for me, it’s a big honour to be here and it’s a great challenge,” he said.

His City debut could be delayed until next month due to his involvement in the African Cup of Nations.

Bony’s arrival puts City in a very strong position in terms of their attack with a quartet of Bony, Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic all available.

Manager Pellegrini has told the Manchester Evening News that he feels Bony’s greatest asset is his strength.

He suggests the player’s core power makes him a difficult forward to mark and get the better of.

"He is very difficult to mark because he is so strong," said the Chilean.

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has been quoted by the Manchester Evening News, paying his tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attacks.

Toure has urged everyone to think of the families who have lost loved ones after the violent atrocities, which took place last week.

“When you hear something like that it’s a bit disappointing. I feel very sorry for the families - they lost their friend, father, or their husband, you know,” he said.

Toure went on to add that as a Muslim, he’s worried about what could happen in the future.

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