The deadly Ivory Coast international could be an ideal strike partner for Andy Carroll in attack at Upton Park next season in the old-fashioned, classic little-and-large partnership up front.
West Ham could be about to splash the cash on red-hot Vitesse Arnhem front man Wilfried Bony at the end of the season.
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Wilfried Bony is a name on many Premier League scouts’ lips at the moment, and for good reason too as the Vitesse Arnhem attacker is currently enjoying yet another prolific season in front of goal for the Eredivisie outfit.
The 24-year-old Ivory Coast international moved to Vitesse from Czech Republic giants Sparta Prague in Jan 2011 and in the intervening period has done nothing but find the back of the net for his employers, demonstrating a real eye for goal in the process that has resulted in a whole host of top-flight scouts making the trip to Holland of late to see just what all the fuss is about.
Champions League winners Chelsea and Newcastle United have both reportedly be running their eye over Bony this season, however, it appears as though West Ham United may now have stolen a march on both those sides in the race to land the in-form front man when the transfer window reopens this summer.
It is easy to understand Hammers head coach Sam Allardyce’s thinking, especially if the East End club manage to secure a permanent deal to also sign giant England international Andy Carroll from Liverpool this summer.
Carroll and Bony would in effect provide West Ham with the classic, but also highly-effective, little-and-large striking combination up top, the former providing the physical, aerial presence, with the latter feeding off flick ons and being the fox in the box predator operating mainly in the six-yard box.
Of course, Bony is much more than just a simple penalty-box attacker, with the Ivorian capable of scoring all kinds of different goals, but one thing he definitely is is an out-and-out goalscorer, as his record attests to: six in only 18 internationals for his country, while an eye-catching 42 in just 60 appearances for Vitesse suggest he would be a welcome addition at Upton Park next season.