Toure: Bony will be 'brilliant' for Manchester City

The striker completed a €35 million move from Swansea City earlier in the week and his Ivory Coast team-mate is excited at now playing alongside him in the Premier League


Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is convinced new club team-mate and Ivory Coast compatriot Wilfried Bony will be “brilliant” for the Premier League outfit.

Bony secured his move to the Etihad this week, signing a four-and-a-half-year deal after agreeing a €35 million move from Swansea City.

Toure and Bony will both be focused on the Africa Cup of Nations in January as they aim to lead the Elephants to a second success in the competition, but the midfielder cannot wait to see the 26-year-old impress for his new side.

“He’s a good player and I think he’s going to be a brilliant player for the club,” Toure told reporters. “Now he’s a [club] team-mate we’re all looking forward.”

Toure is also confident Ivory Coast can make an impact in Equatorial Guinea, as they face Guinea, Mali and Cameroon in Group D before potential involvement in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and tournament decider.

“It’s an important competition for African players … we will see, our first game is on the 20th of January,” the midfielder said. “It’s going to be tough but we’ve got the team to do it.”

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