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West Ham will hope failed transfer target Callum Wilson doesn’t haunt them

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West Ham will hope failed transfer target Callum Wilson doesn’t haunt them

The striker was subject of interest from the Hammers during the summer.

West Ham United boss Manuel Pellegrini bolstered his squad with several new additions during the summer transfer window.

It was imperative the Chilean added to his attacking ranks and he did so with the signing of Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt.

The big target man signed for £45 million (BBC Sport) and has taken to life in the Premier League relatively well with three goals in five games.

Tomorrow afternoon the Hammers face Bournemouth and they could get a cruel reminder of what they missed out on during the summer window.

Callum Wilson was a £35 million target for the Hammers in the summer, according to The Sun. He penned a new long-term deal with Bournemouth though, choosing to stay put for now.

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The 27-year-old has been in fine form for the Cherries during the last few years and he has four goals in six games this time around.

His lethal finishing and ability to come alive in the penalty area are attributed which have seen him earn three England caps, with more likely to follow.

 

Tried and tested

The £60,000-a-week (Spotrac) star is loving life under Eddie Howe. He is playing football every week and proving himself as one of the country’s very best finishers.

He will almost certainly start against the Hammers this weekend and Pellegrini could be starting a £35 million mistake square in the face.

West Ham currently sit in fifth in the Premier League, with Bournemouth a place and a point worse off.

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The Hammers will be happy with Haller but it’s fair to say that Wilson would have been a tried and tested signing during the summer.

Given that both have started well this season, whoever scores the most out of Haller and Wilson during the campaign could have a big say in who has the better season.

Pellegrini will hope that he doesn’t get a front-row seat of summer target Wilson terrorising his defence tomorrow.

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