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Gough in favour of West Ham signing Wilson

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Darren Gough claimed that West Ham would be the perfect fit for Callum Wilson if he opted to leave Bournemouth.

The retired cricketer shared that the 27-year-old forward would need to be the main man at a club if he moved on from the Cherries as regularly featuring for them had proven to be enough to get in the England squad.

Gough implied that Wilson shouldn’t join Tottenham, who the Sun claimed were keen on his services, as he’d be behind Harry Kane in the pecking order but that a club like the Hammers would make more sense.

“He has to go somewhere, if he leaves Bournemouth, where he is going to be the main man, otherwise what is the point?” said Gough on talkSPORT (Friday June 21st, 16:09).

“When it comes down to it, you’ve got a guy here who has got into the England squad while playing for Bournemouth, I totally get he has ambitions to win stuff, do you have an ambition to win stuff where you sit on the bench somewhere?

“Now he’s linked to Tottenham, if he goes there he is behind Kane, so it’s gotta be carefully thought out this move.

“And that’s when I saw the link to West Ham and I think that would be the perfect fit.”


The Sun reported on Friday that the Hammers were plotting an ambitious ¬£35million move for Wilson as they look set to miss out on signing Celta Vigo attacker Maxi Gomez as he could end up staying in Spain with Valencia, and it would be an astute signing to make. Wilson, who earns ¬£40,000-a-week at Bournemouth (Source: Spotrac), is a proven Premier League forward as he has featured 91 times in the division. The 27-year-old is also coming off a fantastic 2018/19 campaign as he scored 15 goals and registered 10 assists¬† In fact, Wilson was involved with a staggering 42% of Bournemouth’s league goals (Source: Transfermarkt) in his latest campaign, so it’s easy to see the influence he could have on a Premier League side’s attacking options. Also Wilson could be a useful signing for the Hammers as according to WhoScored he can be a threat from indirect set-pieces and that would see the London club able to steal goals even when they’re not dominating games.

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