West Ham opinion: Hammers in for Callum Wilson – Good move?
The 27-year-old is wanted by the Hammers after they realised that their initial summer target Maxi Gomez is expected to stay in Spain with Celta Vigo. (h/t Sun)
Wilson is now the east Londoners’ top summer target as manager Manuel Pellegrini aims to bolster his forward line ahead of a pivotal season for the club. (h/t Sun)
In general, West Ham have been admirers of Wilson for some time but didn’t make a move (h/t Sun). Now, it seems they are set to do that in the coming days. Here’s why it could be a potentially game-changing move for them:
Wilson’s consistency up front would make the Hammers a different beast
Despite him suffering two serious knee injuries during his time in Bournemouth, Callum Wilson has continued to deliver the goods and score goals whenever he is fit and on the pitch.
His record of 33 Premier League goals in 91 appearances since the Cherries’ promotion doesn’t tell the full story. But if we consider the number of games he has missed, that return makes good reading.
The 27-year-old played 30 games (14 goals) last season, which shows that he is slowly starting to play more games in a season and keeping up his fitness levels. His ruthlessness up front led to an England call-up after the World Cup, which shows that everyone rates him very highly in the country.
So, it can be said that if West Ham do manage to sign him during this window, it could just be the game-changing move, both for the club and the player.
With the Hammers having a quality creative-midfield department, bolstered by the addition of Pablo Fornals, they are certain to create loads of chances for the front men. And if Wilson is leading the line, he is going to smash the back of the net on most occasions.
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All in all, we can conclude by saying that West Ham signing the Bournemouth striker has the potential to make them a proper challenger to breach the league’s top-six.