Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson could be about to sign a new four-year deal in a development that would come as a huge blow to West Ham.
The Daily Mirror reports that the 27-year-old is a target for the east London club after they missed out on Maxi Gomez, but the Cherries are looking to ward off their interest by handing their man a new contract.
And according to the English outlet, they expect Wilson to put pen to paper and extend his stay at the Vitality Stadium.
Everton and Leicester City are also said to be big admirers, though West Ham’s interest looks to be the strongest, with the Daily Mirror also reporting that they were keen on him before he signed his most recent extension last year.
Wilson extending his Vitality Stadium stay would be huge for Bournemouth, especially when considering the fact that they could lose another key player in Ryan Fraser, whose contract is up next summer.
Wilson finished the last Premier League campaign as the Cherries’ top scorer, finding the back of the net on 14 occasions.
It truly is an impressive feat, especially when looking at the Premier League as a whole. For example, those 14 goals were one more than what Alexandre Lacazette managed, a player The Guardian dubbed as a “no-nonsense No.9” after his impressive display in Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Chelsea.
It was also just two less than what Eden Hazard (16) scored and three less than Harry Kane’s tally (17), showing the kind of company the England international was among last season (as per WhoScored).
Losing that sort of firepower would have surely dealt a devastating blow to Eddie Howe’s side. But with a new contract seemingly on the cards, Bournemouth fans can probably afford to relax for the time being.
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