Bournemouth Callum Wilson worth it?
15 December 2018 11:30 GMT
Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has been linked with a £30 million transfer to Chelsea to offer competition to Giroud and Morata but does he fit the blues.
According to a report from the Express, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is a big fan of the Cherries striker and is keen to bring him to Stamford Bridge as soon as possible.
The former Coventry star signed for £3 million from Coventry City in 2014, but they could receive ten times that figure with the Clues lining up a bid of £30 million bid.
Chelsea Achilles heel is a reliable goal scorer to finish off games with Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud not clinical enough for a top league side chasing for the premier league title.
Wilson for Bournemouth speed and movement is great but the striker has yet to have a blistering season with just eight goals as his most in a campaign, coming last season and the previous season as well.
The newly England striker, however, has this season been on fine form netting eight goals so far in just fifteen games of the season so far if he remains injury free.
Injuries however havê tended to hamper his progress with Tottenham Hotspurs linked with his services in the 2015/16 season before succumbing to anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the match against Stoke City making his return on 9 April 2016 as an injury-time substitute in Bournemouth’s 2–1 win away to Aston Villa he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on 1 February 2017 leading to another long-term injury.
With the January transfer closing in a move for the striker seems plausible but Chelsea need a much more proven striker with Mauro Icardi seeming a more perfect fit with the Serie A striker topping the striker chat and younger to provide a long-term solution to the position.