With Sergio Aguero out injured earlier in the season we could have expected to see Jovetic step up and score the goals for City but he too has struggled with injury problems since joining the club from Fiorentina back in 2013.
Bony will have a point to prove to justify his big money move to the reigning Premier League champions and could gain himself cult hero status if he helps his new side overcome European giants FC Barcelona in the upcoming Champions League round of 16 ties.
The move to replace Jovetic with Bony could spell the end of an injury-troubled City career for the Montenegrin forward as it appears he is now even further down the pecking order at the club.
Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and now Bony are all rated higher than Jovetic by Manuel Pellegrini and the 25-year-old may look to move on at the end of the season.
We can expect the forward to be on the radar of numerous clubs across Europe and a move back to Italy could be a wise decision for him.
Having not made much of a name for himself at City, only netting 11 goals in 41 appearances, Jovetic has time to resurrect his career and once again find the form that attracted the Manchester club to obtain his services in the first place.
Jovetic is currently valued at £21 million on transfermarkt.com and City will look to receive as much of the £22m they paid for him 18 months ago as possible if he does move on at the end of the campaign.
Does Stevan Jovetic have a future at Manchester City or should the club sell him this summer?