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Confirmed: African Star Leaves Pep's City

Two of Pep Guardiola's three African stars are reportedly on the Spaniard's axe list, and one of them has now found a new club.

Read: 12 Africans Who Could Still Move On Deadline Day

The new Manchester City boss did not include Wilfried Bony in his UEFA Champions League squad or any of the Citizens' first three Premier League games, while Yaya Toure also watched the latter from the stands.

The Ivorian, though, is expected to stay at the Etihad, but Bony has now found a new club in Stoke City. The Potters have officially signed the striker on loan, and he becomes Guardiola's second Deadline Day departure, after Joe Hart joined Torino on loan.

"Bringing Wilfried in was a no-brainer for us, to be perfectly honest, because he knows the Premier League and has scored plenty of goals at this level," Stoke boss Mark Hughes said on the club's official website.

"He has power, speed and very good physical attributes, which will undoubtedly help us, and his technical and finishing skills are outstanding too.

"Eighteen months ago, he was being bought for a hugely significant amount of money, so we know that we are bringing in a top quality striker.

"Everybody is aware of Wilfried and what he is capable of, and it was no surprise that one of the bigger clubs came in for him on the back of his performances for Swansea – the only surprise has been that he did not enjoy the success with Manchester City that we all thought he would."

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Bony joined City for €32.3 million (R520 million) in January 2014, but failed to secure regular first team football at the club. He netted just 11 goals in 46 appearances for the Citizens.

Do you think Bony can get back to his old form at Stoke? Have your say in the comments section below.

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