Bang, Bang, Bang! Merson claims Wilson ‘would be first choice’ at Chelsea
Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson would be first choice at Chelsea if he joined in January, claims Blues fan Paul Merson.
Wilson has been the subject of shock transfer speculation over the past few months, with rumours Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is determined to try and take him to Stamford Bridge for a fee of £30 million.
Both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud have simply not been good enough this season and only have six Premier League goals between them, while Wilson has eight for the struggling Bournemouth.
And Merson, the former Arsenal star, reckons the former Coventry man has got what it takes to score goals for Maurizio Sarri’s side, and would be first choice at the Blues if he got that ‘big move’
“You’d be going to Chelsea, one of the best clubs in the country, and he’s got a chance of playing,” Merson said on Sky Sports.
“Believe me, if he goes to Chelsea in January he’ll play, he’ll be first-choice centre-forward.
“He’d be in front of Morata, he’d be in front of Giroud. I don’t think they’re going to buy him to sit behind them two.
“No disrespect to them two, but why bring him in?
“You’re probably talking about £30m, £25m-£30m. It’s all about the here and now.
“This is for the next two seasons for Chelsea. And then I think in the third season that will be it.
“I think, for me, I’ve said it all along, he has international movement.’[the_ad id=”164″]
Is Wilson really making a move for?
Chelsea is a big step up for him and his career, but if he wants opportunities to win silverware and be classed as a top Premier league striker, then he needs to take that leap and test himself with the best, but for £30 million it may be a risk not worth taking by Sarri
He should just save his money and go big next summer.