Report claims Manchester United want Callum Wilson

Manchester United’s decision not to sign a replacement for Romelu Lukaku was certainly controversial this summer.

So far United have only scored eight Premier League goals in five games, indicating there is more work to be done in attack.

A new name has been touted as a potential signing, with ESPN claiming Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson is on United’s list of transfer targets.

Wilson is the only striker named on the list, along with previously mentioned targets Jadon Sancho, James Maddison, Sean Longstaff and Stoke’s Nathan Collins.

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Wilson is an England international and the theme of the names on Solskjaer’s reported list, following on from the summer signings, is that they are all British.

This season Wilson has scored three goals in five games for the Cherries, netting two of them against Everton this past weekend.

Last season Wilson scored 14 times for Bournemouth, his highest ever tally in the Premier League.


While Wilson is a solid enough striker, he is not really the type of player to get United fans excited.

He is 27, and his goal record is moderate rather than prolific. United may be better off simply sticking with the current options and letting Mason Greenwood develop.

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Bournemouth are also likely to charge an extortionate price, as many clubs do when it comes to United.

Wilson was linked to Chelsea in January, and The Mail reported Bournemouth were demanding £75 million.

It was an outrageous valuation, and even at two thirds of that price, Wilson would be overvalued.

This is one deal which we would be keen for Solskjaer to avoid.

There are better and younger strikers available at cheaper prices. United just need to look outside England and put the club’s scouts to work.

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