Previous transfer target could still have last laugh

Wilfred Bony could have the last laugh at West Ham’s expense!

The previous Hammers transfer target now 30 who previously played for Swansea City, Manchester City and Stoke City is now training with Newport County as a free agent and could yet sign for the Welsh outfit before the Hammers Carabo Cup draw at the end of the month.

West Ham chairman David Sullivan once told Jason Burt of the Telegraph that he regretted not signing Bony for an £8m transfer fee when the then manager Sam Allardyce insisted on signing Andy Carroll instead.

“I would have bought Wilfried Bony for £8million and 40 grand a week,” Sullivan told the Telegraph at the time. “Swansea paid £12m. I had him bought for £8m.”

West Ham ended up paying £17m for Andy Carroll paying him £85,000 per week.

Bony was later famously signed by Manuel Pellegrini at Man City for £29m before later re-signing for Swansea for a knockdown £11.70m in 2017.

During his time at Manchester City West Ham tried to sign him on loan but he never happened for whatever reason.

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Previous transfer target could still have last laugh

  1. So another good decision by Allardyce and look what that cost us.

  2. If we are worried about an ex PL player that’s been training (not signed) with a FL2 outfit then our defence really is dire. According to the BBC he’s heading to Italy or Turkey anyway.

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