Manuel Pellegrini and the board need to be bolder than they have ever been this summer and move seriously on Callum Wilson. It won’t have gone unnoticed by the manager and board that the player’s agent is one with the whom the club have done a lot of business – Unique Sports Management (USM).
Currently, CEO of USM Will Salthouse has a close relationship with the Hammers board and brought in Ryan Fredericks from Fulham in the summer.
Also, they look after the interests of Aaron Cresswell, Michail Antonio and Pedro Obiang with the last two other possible departures this summer.
With Marko Arnautovic and Chicharito under a heap of speculation and with Andy Carroll on his bike, we need an absolutely top class number one hitman. The Hammers are focused on Maxi Gomez but a big money move for Wilson – who has three years left on his deal – may well test Bournemouth.
The well respected www.transfermarkt.com value Wilson at £22.5 million but frankly he’d probably go for double that.
With Wilson one year into a three-year contract this summer would be an ideal time for the Cherries to cash in.
Given the relationship with USM, it has to be worth a punt and if we miss out what’s been lost?
The thought of him, Felipe Anderson and Manu Lanzini in the side is scary and surely worth a punt given the board’s relationship with Unique.