AFC Bournemouth and England striker Callum Wilson is reportedly set to be offered a new contract at Dean Court.
The new deal from the Cherries, according to The Sun is a new five-year-contract worth £100,000-a-week, netting the 27-year-old a total of £26million over the course of the contract.
Since penning that deal, however, Wilson’s stock has raised considerably.
Wilson scored 14 goals and claimed 9 assists in 30 Premier League appearances last season, he also made 3 appearances for England, scoring on his debut.
The idea of the new contract is to stave off interest from other clubs during the summer transfer window, according to the tabloid newspaper.
West Ham United have reportedly had Wilson set-up as their back-up plan following their failed move for Celta Vigo striker Maxi Gomez.
The Guardian newspaper however believes that West Ham United “are unlikely to move for Callum Wilson. It is understood that Bournemouth want £70m for the England striker.”
This isn’t the first time that a £70million price tag has been placed on Callum Wilson’s head.
In January, when Chelsea’s interest appeared at it’s highest, the £70million price tag was also muted.
At that time Chelsea’s interest was pretty open, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri was clearly a fan of Wilson and assistant manager Gianfranco Zola even confirmed it in a press conference.
An official approach reportedly never came from Chelsea and a lot has changed at Stamford Bridge in the following six months.
Frank Lampard is now manager and Chelsea find themselves under a transfer embargo, eliminating them from the chase this summer and that’s even if their interest remains.
Basically payer power.
Pay them or lose them, only problem is, medium term, let alone long term, this is not sustainable.
Don’t begrudge the goal machine, but say for example the tv payouts have a bit of a correction, then, it all heads south in my opinion. We are where we are as a club – on that gravy train & can’t really get off, we crave success & it comes at a price; bit frightening, having to keep up with the Joneses.
Having said that, unbelievable 20M+ for Mings must help the balance sheet a bit. – Join the conversation, click here.