Chelsea don’t mind where a striker comes from, as long as he can deliver and score as much goals as possible. It doesn’t seem they mind the price either, as long as the goals come in. Expensive, moderate or cheap, Chelsea will buy. And In what seems like a surprise attempt of the blues in boosting their front line towards next season, Chelsea are making bids for Championship striker, Wilson. He has helped his side, Bournemouth gain promotion to the EPL after winning the Championship league for the season. And it doesn’t seem he will featuring for them as Chelsea are keen getting him to play in the Stamford bridge.
Callum Wilson is currently a target of more than 10 premier league clubs, testimonial to the hot form of the 23 year-old former England under-21 international. He scored 23 goals, one-fifth of all his side’s goals, in the second division in just his debut in the club after a transfer from Coventry back in 2014 that was worth around 3 million pounds. He spent 5 years in Coventry, his home club, and scored 22 goals in 49 league appearances for the side as they shuttled between the Championship and League One divisions. It has been argued if Bournemouth, who are making their debut in the Barclay’s Premier League allow him leave. He scored twice in his debut, and has never looked back since then.
However, selling him might add to the financial buoyancy of the club, and they might replace him with someone else who will cost much more less. As Chelsea suffered from strikers’ drought last season following incessant injuries of their top two forward options, Callum Wilson seems a great addition to the blues forward. His style of play for the high-tempo Bournemouth side, and counter attack abilities will definitely fit into Mourinho’s plan. Bournemouth coach, Eddie Howe said of him,
“What struck me immediately with Callum was his work ethic. When you take away the goals, if you have a striker who puts defenders under pressure, asks questions all the time and never gives them a minute’s peace, I think you have half a chance.”