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Signing £9m-rated villain would be West Ham’s smartest transfer decision in years

The West Ham United fans in the Transfer Tavern are still livid about their first encounter with Bournemouth earlier in the season. The two teams clashed again last weekend with a 1-1 draw as the final result. But in the previous game on the south coast, it ended in controversial fashion.

West Ham were trailing 2-1 but Marko Arnautovic’s two late goals turned the game around. But the drama was not over. In added time, Callum Wilson scored with his arm and replays also showed he was offside, although Bobby Madley overruled the linesman and awarded the goal so the game ended 3-3.

But now West Ham must try to sign the man who controversially cost them points earlier in the season. With Andy Carroll out injured, Diafra Sakho discontent and looking for an escape route and Javier Hernandez hoping to leave too, West Ham could be left with barely any forwards in their squad.

Marko Arnautovic has been favoured as the central striker but he is now out injured while Andre Ayew is being linked with a move away too and Toni Martinez does not quite seem ready to be thrown into the spotlight on a regular basis. With that in mind, West Ham should swoop for Wilson.

The former Coventry City striker has blistering pace and he is also strong with an eye for goal. Wilson is still young and at the age of 25, his best years are ahead of him if he can stay injury free. With seven goals this season in just 13 Premier League games, Wilson has the finishing ability that West Ham need up front.

Bournemouth will not want to sell the former England under-21 international, who is rated at just £9m on Transfermarkt, but West Ham should test their resolve by submitting a formal bid for the star striker.


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