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Callum Wilson rumour makes absolutely no sense for Leicester City

If reports are correct, new Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers could already be making a huge mistake signing Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson.

Following a disastrous spell under Claude Puel, the Leicester City board were forced into bringing in former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers a little sooner than they had initially planned.

Rodgers, known for his work with youth, having brought through the likes of Raheem Sterling, has a whole host of young talent at his disposal at Leicester. Harvey Barnes, Demarai Gray, James Maddison, Ben Chillwell and Hamza Choudhury to name a few.

So why, we ask, is he interested in blowing the bank on Callum Wilson?

However senseless, The Sun believe it’s a there’s a very good chance that the Bournemouth forward will be the first recruit to join Leicester’s rank under their new boss for a mammoth £40m.

For us, that’s a truly ridiculous sum to be spending on Wilson. Especially with the ever-dangerous Jamie Vardy still going.

Yes, he’s done extremely well this year and we can’t take that away from him. Bournemouth are pretty much safe knowing they’ll be spending another season in the Premier League because of it.

But realistically what does he have over the former England international that screams ‘I’m worth £40m’?

Age, maybe. But the engine of Vardy doesn’t look like it’s slowing anytime soon, and he provides some much-needed experience in an extremely young side.

They’ve both got pace, they both finish well, and by all accounts, they’re both nightmares for defenders.

To sign Wilson wouldn’t so much make a footballing impact than it would a symbolic one: that the man Leicester have always relied on is disposable.

What kind of impact will that have on the dressing room?

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