West Ham transfer tale as old as time

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Transfer windows aren’t official until the Hammers have been linked with striker Callum Wilson. So it is with little surprise, but plenty of cynicism, that I can report this oldest of transfer rumours has resurfaced.

I first became aware of links to England striker Wilson when he was but a glimmer in Eddie Howe’s eye. AFC Bournemouth had marched up the league pyramid and were due to face West Ham at the London Stadium in the Premier League.

The Hammers had been linked with the Cherries’ striker, but I must confess to being unaware of his qualities. That was until he scored a hat-trick against West Ham, and we seem to have been linked with him ever since.

Which brings us to the latest transfer news, which suggests that West Ham United have initiated discussions with Newcastle to purchase our old foe Wilson for the upcoming summer.

Newcastle are apparently pursuing Dominic Calvert-Lewin from Everton as a potential replacement, but then again, we’re linked with him too. With the billionaire-backed Magpies seemingly unable to spend a tuppence, never mind their millions due to FFP, the Toon need to sell in order to buy.

I very much doubt West Ham will sign Wilson due to a combination of price, age, and injury. However, it would at least stop him from scoring against us and make it easier for him to podcast with his West Ham buddy Michail Antonio.

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