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Manchester United: Club eyeing up a move for Bournemouth front man Callum Wilson

Manchester United: Club eyeing up a move for Bournemouth front man Callum Wilson

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly keeping tabs on a host of British talent this season, in anticipation for next summer’s transfer market reopening. 

ESPN FC are reporting that the Red Devils are tracking the progress of Leicester City midfielder James Maddison and Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho, as well as Newcastle United’s Sean Longstaff and Stoke City’s Nathan Collins.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also reportedly keen on bringing Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson in next year, as United look to bolster their attacking options after the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez earlier this summer.

Wilson, who joined the Cherries from Coventry City in 2014, has scored three goals and registered one assist already this term, and is currently one of the best strikers England have on offer, proven by his constant inclusion in Gareth Southgate’s senior Three Lions squad.

The 27-year-old, who was on target twice at the weekend as Bournemouth beat Everton 3-1 at the Vitality Stadium, notched 15 goals last season, which saw him attract interest from Chelsea in January.

He is now reportedly a key target for Manchester United, who need reinforcements in the final third having scored just eight league goals so far this term – eight less than rivals Manchester City, who currently top the pile when it comes to goals scored.

With Solskjaer bringing in the likes of Daniel James, Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer, it’s clear that the former United front man is trying to build a squad around British players at Old Trafford.

Wilson is slightly older than the aforementioned names and will be 28 next summer, but is an English talent entering the peak of his game and has plenty of experience in the top-flight. It seems, on the face of it, to be a perfect match.

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