Jamie Redknapp suggested that Bournemouth did well to stop West Ham from signing Callum Wilson in the summer, when writing his regular column for the Daily Mail.

The 27-year-old has been in red-hot form over the past 12 months or so.

Wilson has racked up 17 goals and 11 assists in his last 35 Premier League games for the Cherries.

And the Hammers were reportedly keen on prising him away from the Vitality Stadium in the summer.

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The Sun claimed that West Ham were prepared to pay around £35 million for Wilson in June.

The Evening Standard, meanwhile, suggested that Bournemouth were demanding closer to £60 million for the England international.


And Wilson eventually went on to sign a new four-year deal with the Cherries (Sky Sports).

West Ham missed out on the lethal striker, and Redknapp praised Bournemouth for resisting the Hammers’ advances, when writing his regular column for the Daily Mail:

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Kelly Cates and Jamie Redknapp (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

“Bournemouth did well to keep hold of the 27-year-old when West Ham and Co were circling in the summer. Wilson is such a handful.”

West Ham ended up signing Sebastien Haller instead. And only time will tell whether or not that turns out to be a good decision from the east London outfit.

£60 million would have been an extortionate amount of money for Wilson. And £45 million for Haller, who is two years younger than the Bournemouth man, seems like far better value for the Hammers.

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