Date: 4th July 2014 at 8:22pm
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AFC Bournemouth have confirmed the signing of Coventry City striker Callum Wilson.

Wilson has been a summer long target for the Cherries following the sale of last seasons top goalscorer Lewis Grabban to Norwich City.

Grabban set a new record for most goals in the second tier of English football for AFC Bournemouth with 22 goals last season, before the previously relegated side triggered a £3million release clause in his contract.

AFC Bournemouth set their sights on Wilson with two bids previously rejected by the League One club.

However on Thursday, Coventry agreed two separate deals with both AFC Bournemouth and ironically Norwich City.

Wilson held talks with both clubs before agreeing personal terms on a four year contract at Dean Court.

The transfer is officially undisclosed, however the Coventry Telegraph believe that the Cherries will pay £2.25million up front for the 22 year old striker.

AFC Bournemouth ‘keeper Ryan Allsop and winger Mohamed Coulibaly will also make the move to Coventry City on half season long loan deals as part of the deal.

Wilson who scored 21 goals in 37 appearances last season is looking forward to testing himself in the Championship.

Howe told afcb.co.uk

“He fits the profile of the type of player we look to sign, I think he is at the perfect age to kick on.

“He had a very good season last year and he`s 22 so hopefully his best seasons are ahead of him.

“He`s signed a four year contract so we feel we can develop his game even further…’

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