West Ham Want Callum Wilson To Replace Marko Arnautovic
It still doesn’t quite seem right that players want to move to China to ply their trade with the Chinese Super League’s riches still being quite a modern phenomena but that’s the world we live in now.
Spurs Mousa Dembele looks like he will be the next man to move to the Far East, although that also seemed the case back in the summer until he decided to stay in north London.
But not long after Dembele it could be that he’s joined by another import from a London club in the form of Marko Arnautovic.
Shanghai SIPG has a £35 million bid turned down for the West Ham striker last week but the Austrian’s brother/agent revealed that his client/sibling wanted to make the move.
West Ham are determined to keep hold of the former Stoke City forward but the Chinese club are expected to come back with an improved offer so the Premier League side must start to plan for the future.
According to Sky Sports Manuel Pellegrini’s side are eyeing up a move for Bournemouth‘s Callum Wilson, should they end up selling Arnautovic.
Wilson has previously been linked with a move to Chelsea, who now look likely to sign Gonzalo Higuain, but Eddie Howe doesn’t want to sell his best striker.
The Bournemouth manager recently said, “In my opinion, and it’s just my opinion, I wouldn’t sell at any price – but I’m the manager, trying to create the best team that I can.
“We desperately want to take the team forward and to do that we have got to keep our best players.”
It’s no wonder the two sides want to keep hold of their strikers. Arnautovic has bagged seven goals in just 16 Premier League appearances whilst Wilson has nine goals in 20 games in the league.
Both strikers are important to the success of their current team but money talks so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the two players start February playing for different clubs.