Sunday 21 August 2016

West Ham down to the bare Bon-y

Having huffed and puffed their way around Europe all Summer in search of a 20-goal a season striker, west Ham ultimately settled for Swansea's finest in Andre Ayew. Having shelled out £20million, Ayew managed just half an hour of Premiership action before limping off for an estimated four months on the sidelines.

Cue Andy Sicknote to lead the line and finally deliver upon his potential. No, sadly not! Already it seems Andy's injury riddled frame has caved in under the pressure and West Ham are down to Premiership newbie Jonathan Calleri and young Ashley Fletcher. And then there's the Sakho situation.

Not surprisingly, the Hammers are rumoured to be hot on the trail of Man City reject Wilfried Bony. The Ivorian is now 27 years old and prior to joining the Man City financial bonanza / career-ending reserve ranks (depending on how you look at it), Bony enjoyed a fine strike rate across Europe with Sparta Prague, Vitesse Arnhem and Swansea scoring a very respectable 94 goals in 178 appearances, at a rate of 0.53 goals per game.

The Man City style of pressing football clearly did not suit Bony where lack of regular football resulted in the disappointing haul of  just 10 goals in 46 appearances. Under Bilic, the counterattacking style would surely suit him better. With China beckoning, a loan stint until Christmas where the Hammers cover his £100k per week wages would suit all parties?

Bring it on!

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