AFC Bournemouth are not a selling club, but when an offer is too big to resist, is it time to sell?
Matt Ritchie is a good example. When Newcastle offered £10m for him Eddie Howe couldn’t resist, or say no. The fee was well above his market value, according to www.transfermarkt.co.uk he was worth £5m at the time. He had his haters with some thinking he wasn’t up to the Premier League. We disagree, but when the money comes calling it’s time to go. A tidy profit of around £9.5m is hard to resist.
HOW MUCH IS WILSON WORTH?
Callum Wilson is (supposedly) the next target on Newcastle’s list. Rumours abound that they will be making an offer for him in the January transfer window. This raises all sorts of questions, but the first we can think of is, does he want to leave. Eddie Howe told the Daily Echo, “We love Callum, I think he’s an outstanding player”. He went on to say, “He’s been in the game long enough (not to be bothered by transfer rumours) and he’s had speculation from the minute he signed here and started to score goals straightaway. We’re delighted with him and I’m sure he’s happy here too.”
“We love Callum, I think he’s an outstanding player”
This means that he is going nowhere unless a ridiculous offer lands on Eddie Howe’s desk. His current market value is around £7.5m (source: www.transfermarkt.co.uk). There is no way that Howe will sell for that. Remember we bought Lewis Grabban for £8m. Wilson may not be playing anywhere near his best currently, but we know how good he can be and will be. If we sell him now for a low price it will prove to be a big mistake
But what if Newcastle offer £20m for him? It’s like Deal or No Deal, will Newcastle make an offer that is tempting enough to at least consider the offer. We say no deal. Make it £25m and it might be a different matter. Whatever happens AFC Bournemouth cannot sell Wilson for any less.