Hammers have doubts about PL striker


West Ham are once again being linked in some media reports this morning with a move for Callum Wilson should they finally fail in their attempts to entice Maxi Gomez out of Spain.

But the Hammers maintain reservations about the striker’s  injury track record and all their current interest remain focused on the talks going on with the Celta Vigo striker and his agents.

It is not the first time we have been linked with the Bournemouth front man but reservations also remain about paying a major fee for a player who has had a year and a half out over the last three season with injury.

He missed 49 days last season with a knee injury but was out for 201 n 2015/16 with a cruciate ligament rupture and another 260 with a recurrence of the setback in 2017/18.

And at 27 years old that is enough to cause concern given he is being rated at around £70 million by Bournemouth.

He is on a list of options but lower on it than various others including Rondon and Mitrovic although Mario Husilos has several other names he is keeping to himself.

Wilson contributed 14 goals and nine assists from 30 outings in England’s top flight last season.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Kevin says:

    Can’t for the life of me understand the £70m price tag . How on earth can an injury prone player ( not a great one by any stretch) be worth that kind of money .

  • Claret says:

    The figure of 70 million is just to put off prospective buyers, which West Ham did with Marko (40 million ) unfortunately that clause in his contract finished end of June hence his brother making hay WH should have had the clause until January then his brother could have not ripped us off selling him cheap

  • IronMod says:

    Why do we want an injury prone player? Andy Carroll did a superb job in that role, and now Jack W. has taken that place. Worse than that, and forgetting the silly money, he simply is not good enough. Aspire high! COYI

  • JRS says:

    They don’t want to sell & don’t blame them with Fraser one year Left. Wilson tho had injuries been fit & really good past two seasons. Tho surprised he is only.on £40k. Diop on £67k Gomez could become our top earner if Is agents have their way.
    I’d really just like to see if Haller is still open to PL move & if is spend £40m on him so well rounded does it all would bre great for us & has the work rate we love.
    Never thought we would get Wilson & Mitrovic was one of my last choices he is set to stay w Fulham they will make him highest paid player in Championship already on £90k will stay on that or if signs new deal make more.

  • Dom says:

    Wilson is a total no go. Not only will he cost around 50m. He’s on his way towards 28 years old and has done both ACL’s.

    Lazy journalism linking us with him and god hopes there’s absolutely nothing in it. Haller would command a similar fee.

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