The Cherry raid is in full swing after their confirmed relegation from the Premier League to the EFL championship.
Besides Eddie Howe heading towards an important week in his Bournemouth career, the club now faces the problem of losing their prime stock at the Vitality Stadium. Before the testing times forthcoming after their demotion, there were already a handful of players who were on the radar of the others.
The most prominent of them and still hot property are defender Nathan Ake, forward Callum Wilson, and ex-Cherry Ryan Fraser. Whomever of the top clubs pick up in any of the three players would be great additions to their respective squads.
Two of the previously mentioned players have taken centre stage since the transfer window opened. Ake, a wanted man by both Manchester clubs. As per most recent reports, the Cityzens have just agreed on a deal with the South Coast side for the Dutchman.
The next hot cake, Callum Wilson. Rumoured to be linked with a possible move to Spurs all week long has now shifted into what looks set to become a transfer battle for the Englishman.
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West Ham have joined Newcastle in considering a bid for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, while both clubs are among a quartet of sides keen on signing his team-mate David Brooks.
Tottenham are also interested in signing 28-year-old England international Wilson. The Cherries are expected to seek a fee in excess of £20m to sell Wilson after their five-year spell in the Premier League came to an end on Sunday. (Via: Sky Sports)
Who’s getting Wilson’s signature?
At just £20 million for a forward hitting 67 goals in 180 appearances is a cheap option for any club still in the top flight. West Ham is clearly a good option for him. Sébastien Haller‘s maiden Premier League run was quite average with a few moments of brilliance.
He netted seven goals and added one assist to his name in his first go at English football. With no answers to the poor form in front of goal, Moyes made a Premier League saving swap and moved Michail Antonio to the head of the line. Having to play one of his attackers out of position displays the cry for help on the top end of the pitch.
Spurs, on the other hand, are looking for a backup to Harry Kane. That’s if he decides not to quite his Tottenham career. If he does choose the exit route at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Jose Mourinho will be looking for a replacement to fill in for the world-class finisher.
Newcastle is the third side being heavily linked with a move for the Englishman. What stands in the way for them doing business are the problems at the top. As long as the major takeover takes a front-row seat in their business dealings, they will be falling behind in the transfer market, losing out to their competitors.
The Cherries will be happy there are multiple clubs are in for the player. The price could increase by some millions and would hand them a good profit on a player they signed from Sheffield for £11,5m back in 2018.