He cost Swansea City just £12 million from Vitesse Arnhem in 2013. That is more like an agent’s cut than a transfer fee these days. Yet no player has scored more Premier League goals in 2014 than Wilfried Bony — 18.

That is the same total as Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, four more than Edin Dzeko and Yaya Toure and five more than Wayne Rooney.

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