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£28m striker is training with Newport County

Former Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony is training with League Two side Newport County, it has been confirmed by Wales Online.

Back in 2015, he the 30-year-old left Swansea City and signed for the Citizens at £25m, rising to £28m. He headed back to the Liberty Stadium after making 46 appearances and scoring 10 goals for City, though was released for free in May, after netting five goals in seven games on loan to Qatari side Al-Arabi.

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He then headed for Newport and has since been keeping fit with them but also teaching the squad some of what he has learnt.

It seems to have had a positive impact so far with the Exiles knocking Gillingham out of the Carabao Cup last night which then saw them get drawn at home to West Ham United in the second round.

They also got some big upcoming League Two matches, starting with Plymouth Argyle on Saturday, hoping to turn the draws into wins.

Writing on his official Twitter account, Flynn said: “Great to have Wilfried Bony training with us, excellent work ethic, professionalism and standards. Boys will take a lot from this.”

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On his future, Bony said last week: “I’m a free agent now so I’m following a programme of training, and I’ll have meetings with my agent to see if anything concrete comes in and then we’ll sit and talk about my future.

“There’s been plenty of talking but nothing concrete yet.

“I don’t know what the future holds so every opportunity that arises, I will sit with my agent and discuss it.”

He added: “I need to train with a team to be fit before I find a new team.

“My agent is talking with some clubs in Italy and Turkey also. We are waiting for the best offer and then after discussing it, we will try to go there and sign. I hope to find a club as soon as possible.”


After finding out that Wilfried Bony has been training with Newport County, fans took to give their reaction with some jokingly hoping he would sign – see what they wrote on the next page.


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