Reviving Old Interest in Injury-Prone Wilson?

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West Ham United‘s quest for a striker has taken a surprising turn with reports from The Chronicle linking them to a long-time target – Callum Wilson.

West Ham are known for their persistent interest in players. They’ve kept tabs on Wilson since his days at Bournemouth, and he could be considered for either the starting striker role or a back-up option.

However, concerns cloud this potential move. At 32, Wilson’s persistent injuries are a worry. He managed only 20 Premier League appearances last season, despite a decent goal-scoring record.

I think most fans would feel disappointment at this link. Appointing Tim Steidten as transfer chief was supposed to usher in a new era, and pursuing a player seen as “old, injury-prone, and overpriced” feels like a step back to the “bad” old days. It’s far more likely that the club would be looking at younger options rather than Antonio’s mate.

Whilst the player does have a tendency to score against West Ham when he is not on the side lines, this is surely just Newcastle being desperate to sell rather than genuine interest from the Hammers.

While Wilson has a proven goalscoring record, his age and injury woes raise questions about his suitability. let us all hope that the club prioritises a more reliable option.

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  • I'm not the answer to our right back problems says:

    Let’s hope this is wrong.

  • Benny the Aussie says:

    This is just Agent speak and them drumming up some business.
    No way he would come to us……surely not.

  • Bish says:

    Are you absolutely sure David Moyes is not still in charge of transfers?

    • I'm not the answer to our right back problems says:

      Bish, Moyes is still technically employed by WHU until the 30th 😟😵‍💫🤔

  • Hammerpete6 says:

    Wrong move and bad strategy IMO. He has been a great striker, but surely his time has passed. He only plays half a season with injury, only effective half a game, a good sub, and going on 33. All the gold plated sick note signs are there. No thanks.

  • Ian says:

    Would be another disastrous striker signing. I genuinely don’t see it happening under Lopetegui/Steidten.

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