West Ham set sights on Man City forward in late transfer window swoopPublished August 22, 2016
West Ham have set their sights on Manchester City forward Wilfried Bony according to the Daily Mail.
The Hammers saw new signing Andre Ayew hobble off during their opening weekend defeat to Chelsea and faces four months out and this has led boss Slaven Bilic to target the Ivorian international.
Bony find himself surplus to requirements at the Etihad Stadium and could be open to a fresh challenge, though one wonders if the Hammers can match the burly marksman’s salary demands.
Bilic also finds himself without Andy Carroll, the big England forward once again being sidelined, and this may well force the West Ham manager into action.
Bony netted 25 goals in his first season at Swansea City and then left mid-way through his second campaign at the South Wales club to join Man City.
The 27-year-old will have known that he faced a fight to make an impact at the big-spending title chasers and the summer arrival of Nolito will further hamper his progess and a move to West Ham makes a great deal of sense.