Hammers linked with second bid for Cherries man

bet-callum-wilson-bournemouth-afc_3182697The Daily Mail are claiming West Ham will come back in with a second bid for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.

The Mail said “Bournemouth are anticipating further interest from West Ham in coveted striker Callum Wilson and winger Matt Ritchie though their £30million valuation for the pair has proved a deterrent so far. West Ham manager Slaven Bilic and his staff are working on various targets.”

Wilson and team-mate Matt Ritchie were the subject of a reported failed £20million bid from West Ham last month.

RR Moderate24-year-old Wilson told the Bournemouth Echo at the time: “I am a loyal person. I am grateful to Bournemouth for giving me the opportunity to play at a high level in the Championship.”

“We had a good season last year and got promoted and then I got my chance to play in the Premier League. I want to maintain that for as long as possible.”

And asked whether he had been surprised to have been the subject a bid after his recent injury, Wilson replied: “Because I had been out for six months, I didn’t take much notice of it. I had just come back from injury and then, all of a sudden, I was being linked with clubs. It was a bit unrealistic. You take confidence from your name being linked with big clubs.

There is no doubt West Ham have scouted both Wilson and Ritchie for some time and their names are on a long list of summer targets. We also know they were subject to a Hammer bid in May, but whether it was really £20m is in serious doubt and whether we would ever pay £30m for the pair is in more serious doubt.


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6 comments on “Hammers linked with second bid for Cherries man

  1. This will make Bub’s day.Hope they pull if off.

  2. Bubs, we all love you on here but take no offence on this one, not for me. Would have Sakho all day long ahead of him. There is absolutely no point in us buying players eual or inferior to what we have. Come on lads let stay loyal to Enner and Sakho. It pays off in the long run – of course if we get lacazzete then I understand.

  3. Thought we were going for forwards that are at least a couple of levels of quality higher than this. This s NOT world class. Not even convinced its top four Premier class either.
    Please don’t let this happen.

  4. Ffs it’s only a report in a bloody newspaper not fact based lol calm down lads 🙂

  5. This is a higher level,did you not watch him destroy us last year,
    He scores regularly, he works hard for the team,he gets over injuries and comes back as good as new,that covers an up grade on AC ,Valencia and Sakho,
    He makes Moses and Emineke look second class plus he is young and a bargain at the price,
    I love Sak but his head is somewhere else, Valencia is never going to deliver,AC we have covered for 3 years,
    Not saying wedont need 2 more forwards but he is an up grade on what we have
    Big Smile from expat with nothing to smile about,I expect the 2 Dave to ask for a 2 year loan deal with sell on rights and second hand car deal first so don’t worry lads we could still get Carlton back

  6. Carlton is a free transfer now, the Dave’s are keeping him in reserve for when we don’t sign any of our targets. Might be a shrewd move to buy these now we are more or less out of Europe, homegrown player prices could go through the roof.

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