Following our £20m offer this morning, Aston Villa have now outbid Newcastle United with a £21m offer for Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson, according to The Mail and Sky Sports.
It seems Bournemouth didn’t even have the chance to accept or decline the Newcastle bid before the Villains increased the stakes of our proposed offer, however there’s one key factor that’s emerged from all of this – Wilson is believed to PREFER a move to Tyneside.
This is the view of several reputable reporters, with Keith Downie (Sky Sports), Craig Hope (The Mail) and Lee Ryder (The Chronicle) all tweeting in the last few moments that the players agent has indicated that the 28-year-old striker favours Newcastle United over Aston Villa.
See what all three have had to say below, with Downie insisting that Newcastle are in ‘pole position’ to land Wilson due to player power:
A major and slightly worrying downside is that Bournemouth could now sit back and allow a bidding war to commence – something that hasn’t tended to end well during Mike Ashley’s reign.
Hearing Wilson wants to sign is great, but it’s worth remembering that money talks. If Aston Villa outmuscle us financially, offer him big wages and the chance of Premier League football, we could well lose out.
Let’s hope that we can get Wilson “over the line”, as we look to be making some big moves this summer if we can get him, Fraser and Lewis through the door.