Callum Wilson reasserts loyalty to Bournemouth amid Manchester United links

Callum Wilson reasserts loyalty to Bournemouth amid Manchester United links

Manchester United target and Bournemouth star Callum Wilson has insisted he’s committed to his current side amid reported interest from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The legendary Norwegian manager has previously claimed it was a no-brainer their next signing would be a forward given the losses of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez in the summer.

United have looked a little thin this season and much of that has had to do with injuries to key players that have left them a little exposed.

There’s a general feeling amongst fans Solskjaer wanted to sign a forward in the summer but was ultimately let down by his board but they now have a chance to make amends given the interest in Wilson.

The talented Englishman has been outstanding for Bournemouth in recent times with there even being some calls for him to be more involved with the national team.

According to Manchester Evening News, Wilson said: “I usually find out by people reading stuff and coming up to me!

“I’m just kind of like ‘you know as much as me’. I don’t really listen to it.

“I don’t read papers and I don’t read Twitter feeds about transfer rumours. I tend to just focus on myself.

“I’ve just signed a contract at Bournemouth so I’m committed there.

“I try not to let anything like that affect my game.”

In truth it doesn’t really make sense, at least for the time being, to sign Wilson as there seems to be better options on the market but he does have attributes that suits Solskjaer’s style.

United are also in need of someone who can cover for the starting XI and add depth rather than outright top quality given Anthony Martial‘s brilliance so far.

It makes more sense for such a spot to go to an emerging academy or young talent instead than to go for an established Premier League striker who will be itching to leave if he doesn’t get the minutes he wants.

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