West Ham manager Sam Allardyce passed up the chance to sign Wilfried Bony

West Ham host Swansea City this weekend, and manager Sam Allardyce admitted he had the chance to sign City’s in-form striker Wilfried Bony last year, reports the Express.

“We signed Andy Carroll – it was one or the other, it couldn’t be both. We didn’t have enough money in the budget. (Bony) is very strong and skilful. It’s difficult to stop him. He’s a big threat. It’ll be very interested for our lads to compete against someone in such good goalscoring form and hopefully we will keep him quiet,” said the United manager.

Bony, 25, has been a revelation since joining Swansea City, scoring 31 goals in 64 games for the Welsh club, and he could well come back to haunt Allardyce’s men this weekend.

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