West Ham United have been given a major boost in their pursuit of prime striker target Callum Wilson.
West Ham have long been linked with a big-money move for Bournemouth hitman Wilson.
They eventually signed Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt, however, for £45 million (BBC), after baulking at the 27-year-old Bournemouth striker’s asking price.
West Ham back in for Wilson?
The Evening Standard claimed in the summer that Cherries boss Eddie Howe valued Wilson at a whopping £60 million.
One year on the Cherries have been relegated but David Moyes remains interested.
Last week Sky Sports linked West Ham with a new move stating Bournemouth will seek ‘in excess of £20million’ for Wilson.
But there has been a surprise twist for West Ham’s transfer plans which could see Moyes get his prime striker target for half that price.
A report from The Express claims Wilson wants to leave Bournemouth for a Premier League club to save his England career.
Boost for Hammers as Moyes could get prime target for just £10m – report
And The Express claims he is available for just £10million.
“Hammers boss David Moyes is set to launch a buy British campaign this summer especially with Wilson available for a bargain £10million,” The Express reports.
Whether that means Wilson has a set relegation clause is not made clear.
West Ham have no money for transfers according to insiders Claret & Hugh.
Moyes has been told he has to sell to buy.
But finding takers for underperforming, overpaid players such as Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini and co will prove difficult.
West Ham must sell to buy and time is ticking
The transfer window is open until October 5th. But Moyes has just six weeks to revamp his squad before the new season begins on September 12th.
At 28 and with a history of injury problems, signing Wilson would be a risk for West Ham.
His goal ratio is around one in three. So at just £10m it could be a risk well worth taking.
And West Ham will hope he can strike up a partnership with Haller to finally start getting the best out of the Frenchman.
According to various reports the Hammers will face competition for his signature from the likes of Newcastle and Tottenham.
But at Spurs Wilson knows he will not play if Harry Kane is fit.