Date: 17th July 2018 at 7:11am
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AFC Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson recently penned a new deal with the Cherries to remain at Dean Court until the summer of 2022.

It can be argued that the 26-year-old is one the most clinical finishers in the top flight of English football, but two severe knee injuries have thus far prevented him from showing his natural talent in the Premier League.

The first came just as he was set to be called up to the England squad.

Wilson joined the Cherries from Coventry City in 2014, making the step up from League One to the Championship.

In his first season, he scored 20 goals and claimed 7 assists as AFC Bournemouth won the Championship and with it promotion to the Premier League.

Despite spending a combined total of around 15 months on the sidelines with the two knee injuries, he has still netted 19 times in 61 appearances.

In spells last season he showed he was back to his athletic best with his strength, power and pace all on show.

Wilson ended the 2017/18 campaign with 9 goals, including one on the final day of the season ended a 12 game run without a goal.

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told the Daily Echo

“…We are hoping this new contract can be a platform for Callum to enter his prime and have his best years with us.

“I thought he responded magnificently last season, coming back into the team and displaying the work rate and pace that had always been his hallmark

“He scored important goals for us and played his part in us having another successful season in the Premier League.

“We are really hoping he gets a full pre-season because he will be a very important player for us.”

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northstandmark wrote…

He was very up and down last season, falling behind Josh King’s level in my opinion.
I hope he can settle down and rediscover a consistent touch.
He’s presumably one of the club’s highest earners again with this, and as such would be expected to start regularly. – Join the conversation, click here.

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