Interest is mounting in one of Garry Monk’s former strikers, according to The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath.
McGrath claims Wilfried Bony has caught the eye of three Championship clubs, after being offered a deal by the French side, Le Havre.
None of the English parties have yet been identified. However, given Monk’s history with Bony and reports linking Sheffield Wednesday with a string of others in the Ivorian’s position, it would come as little surprise to learn the Owls are among his suitors.
To follow on, Wilfried Bony has an offer from Le Havre but three Championship clubs are also interested now #EFL
— Mike McGrath (@mcgrathmike) December 16, 2019
Bony scored 19 goals in 38 games under Monk while at Swansea, but was sold to Manchester City for a reported fee of around £29 million shortly before the now Wednesday boss was sacked in early 2015.
To put it politely, the 31-year-old’s career has taken a difficult turn since then, comprising largely unsuccessful spells at City, Swansea and Stoke (although he did fare better at his last club, Al Arabi).
But if there’s one thing Monk tends to do well it’s getting the best out of ailing centre forwards, as we’ve seen with Chris Wood, Che Adams, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Steven Fletcher and perhaps now Jordan Rhodes as well.
Of course, Bony could not be considered a long-term signing and his salary demands may rule Wednesday out of a deal anyway.
But as a short-term option, with no transfer fee involved, it might not be the most farfetched idea.