By Will Butcher
West Ham fans are ecstatic on Twitter after manager Slaven Bilic confirmed an interest in Manchester City’s striker Wilfried Bony.
The Hammers are desperate to bring in a proven goalscorer after attacking duo Andy Carroll and Andre Ayew have been ruled out with long-term injuries.
SB: "He (Bony) is also an option because he plays in the position we are looking for. I leave negotiations to the Chairman and Tony Henry.
— West Ham United (@WestHam) August 24, 2016
Hammers fans took to Twitter to try to convince the West Ham hierarchy that Bony is the man to sign. The striker came to prominence at Swansea where he scored 35 goals in 70 league and cup encounters.
Bony will be a good signing for West Ham.
— mmuö (@mmuoIX) August 24, 2016
Bony to west ham is a no brainier surely! Not sure why he's only a option! Be a great signing
— Dean Bedford (@DB18__) August 24, 2016
Bony to West Ham would be a great deal for us, on loan or permanent. Can't afford to build strike force around Carroll. #COYI
— Spencer FC (@SpencerOwen) August 22, 2016
— ⚒ Tommy 🏴 (@Tommy_Gunn86) August 24, 2016
— ⚒Claretnbluearmy⚒ (@allwewishedfor) August 23, 2016
— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) August 22, 2016
— Adam #55 #16 (@Wheeler_Deals) August 21, 2016
One West Ham page believes that the former Vitesse Arnhem forward will be dancing for joy if he gets the chance to play with attacking midfielders Dimitri Payet, Michail Antonio and Manuel Lanzini.
When you imagine yourself playing in front of Payet, Lanzini and Antonio. pic.twitter.com/Tlrrm0l98A
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) August 24, 2016
The Sun have reported that the Ivory Coast international is on the hunt for regular first-team football, and has already rejected a move to the Chinese Super League this summer.
In other West Ham transfer news, this young defender could be set to join Championship club Rotherham on loan despite signing a new four-year deal.