A number of Bournemouth fans have taken to Twitter to react on the reports from the Sunday Mirror (16/8; page 66) claiming that Newcastle United are preparing a players-plus-cash bid for Callum Wilson this summer.
Wilson is one of the players that Cherries fans will surely be expecting to lose this summer. The striker scored eight times for the club last season.
And following Bournemouth’s relegation, it appears that the Magpies are planning to make an offer for the 28-year-old.
Interestingly, the Sunday Mirror (16/8; page 66) has claimed that Steve Bruce is prepared to let both Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle move in the opposite direction as part of the bid.
The suggestion that Bournemouth may get Ritchie and Gayle in return for Wilson has gone down incredibly well amongst a number of Cherries fans on social media.
They certainly believe that they would be getting the better end of the deal by taking the pair, particularly as Newcastle would also reportedly add some cash to the bid.
Ritchie, of course, was previously an outstanding player for Bournemouth. Meanwhile, few strikers have had a better record in the Championship in recent years than Gayle.
And it appears that this particular swap would leave plenty of Bournemouth fans feeling much better about the prospect of losing Wilson this summer.
Here is how some of their supporters have reacted to the report…
Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle for Wilson? Yes please 😋
— Jack 🍒 (@jack_afcb) August 16, 2020
Would be great, can’t see it happening though
— Caleb The Okay (@UTFCIAD) August 16, 2020
Plus some cash please
— Danny Stewart (@Flixtondan) August 16, 2020
If we can get this deal for Ritchie and Gayle with Wilson going the other way then we are laughing! 2 decent players in my opinion and a player like Ritchie is just what we need! #afcb
— TheMattGledhill. (@FatMatt1998) August 16, 2020
If, and it’s a big if, the rumours are true that Newcastle are set to offer Ritchie & Gayle in exchange for Wilson, we should be all over that. Those two are both excellent players at that level. #afcb
— Patrick McTurney (@PMcTurney) August 16, 2020
If we could get Ritchie and Gayle in, what a deal it would be. Although I do think Wilson would rip the championship apart, but Gayle has proven history and we know Ritchies quality #AFCB
— ⒶⒻⒸⒷ🍒 (@BrooksSZN20) August 16, 2020
Sounds like a decent deal to me, we need players that know how to get out the Championship and they both have that experience. 2 good players for the price of one.
— matthew adams (@matthewadams85) August 16, 2020