Friday, 4 July 2014

Cherries play it clever to win Wilson's signature

The Cherries have managed to not only secure the signature of Callum Wilson according to news reports but also to have loaned out Mohammed Coulibaly and Ryan Allsop as part of the deal. If the fee is around £2.25m as suspected, it will equal the price paid for Tokelo Rantie and will see another striker join the squad. It was certainly felt that AFCB was over heavy with wingers, and by loaning out Coulibaly and goalkeeper Allsop one would have thought that those extra incentives gave AFCB a bit of an advantage in the race to sign the Coventry striker with Norwich City just losing out at the end.

It has been a hard fought battle to land the 22-year-old and while it has not been easy to witness the protracted transfer I am sure that Eddie Howe will be delighted to see Callum on the training pitch and ready to go in AFCB colours. The choice of AFCB instead of Norwich will give Callum a big challenge still but perhaps with a club that is not necessarily going to have pressure put on him quite as much as if he were to go to an ex-Premiership looking to get straight back up. He should also find the south coast quite a relaxing place to be and under Howe I would hope that he develops his game in the best way possible.


AFCB have just made an official statement  - the contract is for a four year deal. Coulibaly and Allsop are on loan until January at Coventry City.

1 comment:

  1. So sad to see Callum leave the Sky Blues, but given the choice of shitfields or the south coast and more money is a no brainer. You have a fine player now who could give Lynford Christie a race over 100 meters, he will score plenty of goals for you and never gives up, I wish the Cov lad all the best and wish you a successful season in the championship whilst I look forward to away trips and listening to the radio when we play away home at Northampton town, thank you the Football leuhague, how Greg Clark sleeps at night I don't know but he is a Leicester fan after all so perhaps his decision to support SISU was made out of spite to pee off the Cov fans.