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REPORT: Bournemouth Reject Aston Villa’s Bid for Callum Wilson


Following relegation from the Premier League, Bournemouth have been forced to wave goodbye to Eddie Howe, Nathan Aké and Aaron Ramsdale. Now, to make matters worse, Aston Villa and Newcastle United are reportedly looking to land Callum Wilson. 

According to Matt Law of the Telegraph, Aston Villa made a £15 million bid, plus £5 million add ons, for the forward with Bournemouth looking for a fixed fee of £17 million. As reported by Sky Sports, however, that £15 million Aston Villa bid has since been rejected by Bournemouth. 

REPORT: Aston Villa’s Bid for Wilson Rejected by Bournemouth

The Chance for Villa to Find a Proven Goalscorer?

Last season, as they survived by the finest of margins, Aston Villa struggled to produce the goods in front of goal. Summer signing Wesley Moraes struggled to find the net before suffering an untimely injury. 

January signing Mbwana Samatta then got off to a good start on his debut before petering out and failing to find the net on more than once. 

It was a key reason why Villa often flirted with the dropzone last season; they simply failed to find a forward capable of producing goals week in week out. 

Heading into this season, their second season back in the Premier League, they will need to solve their goalscoring problems if they desire a third season in the top flight. And that’s where Callum Wilson comes in.

The Bournemouth forward has more than proven his Premier League capabilities, scoring eight goals last season, more than both Samatta and Wesley combined. In total, the Englishman has netted 41 Premier League goals and looks the perfect solution to Aston Villa’s problem.

Competition From Others

Aston Villa are facing stiff competition for Wilson’s signature, however. According to Matt Law, Newcastle, who faced similar striking problems last season, are also interested in the Bournemouth forward. 

It seems that Villa are ahead in the pecking order at this moment, though, with Newcastle yet to make a bid. Wherever Wilson does end up this summer, he’ll undoubtedly improve the side and add a much-needed goalscoring touch.

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