June 23, 2021

West Ham join Spurs, Newcastle in Wilson race

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Last Updated: 29/07/20 9:02pm

West Ham have joined Newcastle in considering a bid for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.

Tottenham are also interested in signing the 28-year-old England international.

The Cherries are expected to seek a fee in excess of £20m to sell him following their relegation from the Premier League.

The Hammers are known to want to add pace to their front line and Wilson, who has scored 67 goals in 180 appearances on the south cost, would fit the bill for manager David Moyes,

However, the Scot knows he will have to move a number of players on before he can recruit all his summer targets.

Callum Wilson was part of Bournemouth's promotion-winning team in 2014 Callum Wilson was part of Bournemouth's promotion-winning team in 2014

Callum Wilson was part of Bournemouth’s promotion-winning team in 2014

Another striker target on Moyes’ list is Bordeaux’s Josh Maja, whom Moyes gave a senior debut to during their time together at Sunderland.

A space up front is about to open up as Hammers forward Albian Ajeti, who struggled to get into the side under both Manuel Pellegrini and Moyes, looks set to join Scottish champions Celtic.

Moyes has already added loanee Tomas Soucek on a permanent deal since the season finished and West Ham avoided relegation. He has signed a four-year contract.

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