Newcastle signing Wilfried Bony could secure them a top 10 finish

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Why Newcastle United should make a move for Wilfried Bony.

Newcastle United secured an impressive win over West Ham at the weekend, with new signing Jonjo Shelvey looking inspired in central midfield.

Strikers Ayoze Perez (5), Aleksandar Mitrovic (4) and Papiss Cisse (2) have combined for just 11 goals this season, showing that a new front man would come in handy this January.

If the addition of Shelvey and his excellent debut has shown anything, it is that looking within the Premier League may be expensive but it can also bring instant results too.

That is part of the reason why Steve McClaren's first enquiry should be with Manchester City, to find out just how they can prise Wilfried Bony away from them.

The Ivorian has struggled to hold down a starting spot since signing from Swansea City 12 months ago, even when Sergio Aguero has been out injured.

He has made just nine starts in the league this season, with 17 appearances in all competitions - but has still managed to score eight goals.

In his last one-and-a-half seasons for Swansea he scored 25 goals, and would offer a huge goal threat for the Toon, and would be the perfect fit to lead the line.

Bony may cost £20 million, but this would be money well spent, especially with prize money paid out by league position. Currently in 17th place, Newcastle are just nine points away from 10th position, and with an outstanding player like Bony in the side, a top 10 finish is not impossible.

City are fighting for the league title, but have shown an increasing desire to use Nigerian sensation Kelechi Iheanacho, potentially limiting Bony's chances further.

It may take some persuading on Newcastle's part for club an player, but if he wants to play every week, then a move to St James' Park would be an excellent decision.

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