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MANCH­ESTER CITY striker Ser­gio Aguero claims new boy Wil­fried Bony is the per­fect fit for the Pre­mier League cham­pi­ons. The hit­men look primed to form a deadly part­ner­ship when Bony links up with City fol­low­ing his £25mil­lion move from Swansea. Bony (left) is cur­rently on in­ter­na­tional duty along­side City mid­fielder Yaya Toure with the Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Na­tions.

The 26-year-old is due at the Eti­had Sta­dium next month and Aguero be­lieves Bony’s ex­pe­ri­ence of the Pre­mier League will be cru­cial to City’s chances of try­ing to over­haul Chelsea in the ti­tle race.

Aguero said: “We’re al­ways very happy when we get new play­ers. The idea is al­ways that this is done in the spirit of im­prov­ing the over­all per­for­mance of the team.

“Since Wil­fried has been play­ing in Eng­land, he should be able to take the pres­sure of com­pet­ing in the Pre­mier League.

“So he will be a very good sign­ing. We are very thank­ful for this.”

Bony eclipsed even Aguero for goals scored in 2014 as his 20 in the cal­en­dar year was the high­est in the Pre­mier League.

With Edin Dzeko and Ste­van Jovetic for back-up, City hope their fire­power can chal­lenge Chelsea and Barcelona, who they meet in the last 16 of the Cham­pi­ons League.

The Ivory Coast play their fi­nal ACN group game on Jan­uary 28, but they are ex­pected to reach at least the quar­ter-fi­nals on Fe­bru­ary 1.

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