It has been a great Premier League campaign for Callum Wilson at Bournemouth so far with the striker near the top of the goal-scoring charts and having seemingly put his injuries behind him.
In 20 Premier League appearances, Wilson has found the back of the net on nine occasions while providing five assists along the way, which has not gone unnoticed.
According to multiple outlets including the Daily Mirror, Chelsea are interested in bringing the 26-year-old to Stamford Bridge this January, something Maurizio Sarri’s assistant coach Gianfranco Zola has confirmed.
The Blues are currently having a hard time in front of goal with Alvaro Morata’s struggles epitomising the team’s current toothless attack, which is being carried by Eden Hazard.
It remains to be seen whether Chelsea will follow up their interest in £22.5m-rated (Transfermarkt) Wilson with an actual bid but, whatever happens, the Bournemouth No.9 would be wise to hold off from making any rash decisions.
While Wilson is certainly having a great season, he has hardly been prolific since debuting in English football’s top flight back in 2015 — though injuries have limited what the England international has been able to do.
And at a club such as Chelsea, it does not usually take long for an unprolific striker to be dashed to the side, a development that looks imminent for Morata.
With that in mind, Wilson should hold back and try to reach another level before making such a huge step up. At 26 years of age, if he can continue scoring and become even more efficient in front of goal, the chance to play for a bigger club will certainly come.
As seen in recent Premier League seasons with the likes of Christian Benteke and Wilfried Bony — two centre-forwards much more prolific than Wilson who looked to make that leap — the grass is not always greener. Wilson would be wise to remember that.
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