West Brom have set their sights on signing Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson this summer but might have to pay £20million for him, according to the Mirror.

The newspaper claimed in its print edition on Saturday that Albion are “ready to join the race” for the 28-year-old England international, who is also wanted by Tottenham, West Ham and Newcastle.

It is understood that Slaven Bilic is in the market for a new centre-forward and wants someone with Premier League experience.

Wilson certainly has that with the former Coventry striker scoring 41 goals in 126 Premier League appearances while also earning four caps and scoring one goal for England.

Kevin Phillips has previously told West Brom News that he can see the Baggies launching a move to sign Wilson this summer but acknowledged it would probably take a big bid for the striker.

And if the opinion of the fans is anything to go by, splashing the cash on Wilson would be a no-brainer given the need for a new striker for the Premier League.

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Hal Robson-Kanu and Charlie Austin had their moments in the Championship last season but neither of them can be trusted to score regularly in the Premier League after netting 10 and 11 goals respectively in 2019/20.

Wilson only scored eight league goals last season but Bournemouth, on the whole, were poor.

When surrounded by better players who are in form and have a knack for creativity, Wilson could rediscover the goalscoring form that led him getting called up for England.

In other West Brom news, Phillips has urged the Baggies to sign this Tottenham player – even though he admits it might be a gamble.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Didn’t Jenkins just say we only had a very small transfer budget. Now we’re looking to sign a 20 mil striker. Buying Wilson sounds like nonsense..Just meaningless outlet and newspaper talk. Write any old garbage to keep their advertisers happy a and protect their pay cheques.

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