According to a report from the Sun, West Ham boss David Moyes is eyeing an £18 million double deal for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson and free agent Ryan Fraser this summer.

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The Hammers boss will be keen to bolster his ranks at the London Stadium this summer. And although strengthening his defence will be the priority, the Scot will still be on the look-out for some attacking reinforcements.

Especially if Manuel Lanzini and Felipe Anderson are moved on.

West Ham really need a new centre-forward. Albian Ajeti has left for Celtic, leaving Sebastien Haller and youngster Xande Silva as the only recognised strikers at the club.

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Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

And the Sun reckons that Moyes wants to bring Callum Wilson to the London Stadium for around £18 million. Despite interest from Tottenham and Newcastle, the 28-year-old hitman is ‘leaning towards West Ham’ according to the Sun.

Moyes is also trying to scupper Crystal Palace’s plans to sign Ryan Fraser on a free transfer, with West Ham set to offer the 26-year-old around £50,000 per week.


The 28-year-old has scored plenty of goals in his career, with 91 strikes in 244 games (Transfermarkt).


He has experienced plenty of injury problems, however.

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Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson (Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images)

Since the start of the 2015/16 campaign, Wilson has missed 498 days of football through injury, with two of those spells on the sidelines being due to cruciate ligament ruptures (Transfermarkt).

Fraser, meanwhile, struggled for form last season. He racked up one goal and four assists in 32 games for the Cherries (Transfermarkt).

The Scotland international was on fire the season before last, however, with seven goals and 14 assists in 38 Premier League outings for the south coast outfit (Transfermarkt).

So he clearly has a lot of talent.

Whether West Ham should be spending £18 million on Wilson is debatable. But him and Fraser together for that kind of money wouldn’t be terrible business. It just depends on whether Moyes manages to shift some of the deadwood first.

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