Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Is Callum Wilson for Loftus-Cheek and cash deal value?

The noise has been growing about the possibility of Rubens Loftus-Cheek being a potential January signing for the Cherries with the Daily Mail promoting the idea. This would not normally have caught my attention so greatly if it were not that Rubens is finding it difficult to get a game at Chelsea, and with the injuries to the Cherries, Loftus-Cheek could be the carrot Sarri is willing to dangle in front of AFCB in order to get a chance of signing Callum Wilson.
Is Callum keen on staying at AFCB?
While Eddie Howe has said on record that Callum Wilson is not for sale, the striker's value is currently at its highest and Chelsea are in need of a striker to improve their team. Figures of £40m plus have been banded about as a possible fee to interest Bournemouth, but even if this is not attractive a cash deal plus Rubens Loftus-Cheek opens up a whole new outlook on the potential deal.

The difficulty for Howe is that he'd no doubt like Rubens and would want to keep Callum as well. The market though will dictate where Rubens will go with West Ham also interested in the midfielder. It has taken Wilson a good few years to play the Bournemouth way and while Loftus-Cheek would be a great addition to central midfield in the current circumstances, finding another Callum Wilson might not be so easy in January. Eddie Howe could also consider playing Emerson Hyndman in central midfield, or at least having him on the bench from February, as his loan deal at Hibernian was only for six months.

If Wilson were to go and leave Bournemouth, would King, Defoe and Mousset, the strike force will be a fair few goals weaker. Playing Brooks or Stanislas as a striker has not really brought as many goals and the importance of Wilson has been seen in recent matches against Liverpool when he was absent, and Wolves, when Callum only came on in the second half.

Every player has a price and if Callum wants to further his career in the capital it would be hard to stop him if he felt the time was right and Chelsea could match AFCB's valuation. But Howe may feel that losing his leading striker is just too much of a gamble, while he can manage the central midfield position with using some of his wide players to fill the gap.

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1 comment:

  1. No way.wilson far better player in every it nor no dear.