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Manchester United: Callum Wilson a January transfer target

Manchester United: Callum Wilson a January transfer target

Manchester United are eyeing up a move for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, according to The Sun.

United are reportedly desperate to improve their striking options after seeing Romelu Lukaku leave in the summer, while an injury to Anthony Martial has left manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with just Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood as fully fit strikers.

With that in mind, Wilson has caught the eye of Solskjaer and his coaching team with his form once again this season having already knocked in five goals for Eddie Howe’s men.

The Cherries will be determined to keep hold of their top striker who has bagged five times already this season, but United are reportedly keen on ensuring they land Wilson, and are looking to tempt the former Coventry City man into making the jump to Old Trafford when the January transfer window rolls around.

Wilson’s form has been consistent over a number of seasons for Bournemouth, and he bagged an impressive 16 times last season as Howe’s men once again secured their place in the top flight for a fifth straight season. Involved in the England set-up, the 27-year-old has averaged more key passes per game than either Rashford or Martial, as well as winning more aerial duels in the Premier League this season according to WhoScored.

Having outscored the pair too, his stats would suggest he can lead the line more effectively right now.

A move for Wilson seems to make sense for United, but the question around this one would be if Wilson could make the step up to the pressures that come with a move to Old Trafford. Indeed, many players have made the move to the Theatre of Dreams since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, with fairly little success given the money spent.

However, United need goals, and they do continue to spend big money so, if Wilson is who Solskjaer wants, then United should back their manager with the fund to land Wilson.

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