Wilfred Bony joins his new team-mates

Bony Man City
Wilfried Bony has trained with his new Manchester City team-mates for the very first time after a successful Africa Cup of Nations campaign with Ivory Coast.

The 26-year-old was the biggest Premier League transfer during the January Transfer Window, joining Manchester City for a fee around £28m Swansea before leaving for international duty.

But he was unable to join up with his team-mates straightaway after immediately leaving for Equatorial Guinea to play for Ivory Coast in the 29th Africa Cup of Nations.

Bony and City midfielder Yaya Toure enjoyed a fine tournament as they helped guide the West Afrcian country to their first AFCON title since 1992.

Bony will join strikers Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic at the Etihad as Negredo, nicknamed the Beast, is on loan at Valencia.

Navas told mcfc.co.uk: ‘Bony is a top striker who has always performed very well when he’s played against us.

‘He is powerful, has good technique and excellent movement so I’m really looking forward to playing alongside him.

‘He is a great addition to the strikers we already have and I think he will do really well at City. Wilfried has similar strengths to Alvaro (Negredo) in that they both play very well with their back to goal’

Bony joined Swansea from Dutch Eredivise side Vitesse Arnhem in 2013 and went to score 26 goals in 54 Premier League matches during his time at the Liberty Stadium.

City are not in action in midweek but Bony could be in line to make his debut for Manuel Pellegrini’s side in the Saturday Night Football clash at home to Newcastle.