Magpies keen on signing Ivorian striker.
Newcastle United have joined the race to sign Vitesse Arnhem’s Wilfried Bony according to talkSport.
The Ivorian forward was in scintillating form for his club last season and has been attracting the attention of a number of European sides.
Bony hit the back of the net of 31 occasions last season and has tempted a number of managers that they could do with his attacking prowess in their side.
West Ham were at one point believed to be in pole position to sign Bony but it appears they have now pulled out of the race for his signature after they splashed the cash to secure Liverpool’s Andy Carroll on a permanent basis.
There will be no shortage of suitors for Bony though as the likes of Everton, Swansea as well as wealthy Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala are all keen admirers of the player.
Newcastle are ready to throw their hat into the ring with Magpies boss Alan Pardew having made bringing in a new striker one of his top priorities.
The St James’ Park side are still looking for a replacement for Demba Ba, who left the club to join Chelsea during the January transfer window, are ready to bid £12 million to secure Bony’s services.