Thursday, 6 July 2017

WBA look set to sign Bournemouth player

While AFCB fans have not seen a lot of defender Marc Wilson, his loan spell at WBA appears to have gone well enough that Tony Pulis is keen on making the deal permanent. The Express and Star have reported that a fee of about £1m is expected to be agreed between the two clubs. 

Marc Wilson, 29, didn't manage to force his way into Bournemouth's first team and even though he played in the League Cup and FA Cup games, he needed to play having comeback from an injury and was sent out on loan in January to WBA. Having just played fur games for the Baggies last season, Tony Pulis sees the player as a good solution for his left-back position. WBA played a few games with Wilson the left-sided player of a central three at the back, as shown by SkySports in their game against Swansea City last May.

Marc Wilson may be headed back to WBA.
AFCB have plenty of cover both at centre-back and left-back at present, even though Brad Smith is currently injured with a hamstring pull. Picking up Nathan Aké has suddenly made the Cherries' defensive situation look a lot stronger though and Marc Wilson will perhaps still get Premier League games at the Hawthorns. 

Marc Wilson's transfer from Stoke City may look like it was unnecessary now, but it is very difficult to know where the injuries will come and had Simon Francis or Steve Cook suffered a long-term injury, perhaps Eddie Howe was not totally happy about the experience that Tyrone Mings and Baily Cargill had under their belts last summer. 

Eddie likes to have that older player on tap, such as Sylvain Distin in the first Premier League season for the club and we know that Eddie reached out to John Terry this summer, even though the former Chelsea captain chose Aston Villa.

I'd still like to see more cover for Adam Smith at right back, but I don't expect too many fans to be that worried if Marc Wilson does move on this summer.

HITC articles
- Newcastle striker admits he was on Barcelona's radar last summer
- Liverpool fans should share Dietar Hamann's concern's about Klopp's transfer policy 

Other news, The Bournemouth Echo has reported that AFCB's U21s will play at the Hamworthy Recreation ground on 18 July at 6.30pm. 

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