Man United must move for Callum Wilson next summer

Manchester United should make a move for Bournemouth forward Callum Wilson at the end of the season.

What’s the word, then?

Earlier this month, Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola said that Wilson was ‘of interest’ to the London giants.

Cherries boss Eddie Howe has since insisted that the striker will not be sold in January, but it seems likely that he will depart at the end of the current campaign.

Bournemouth will be desperate to keep hold of the recent England international, but the club will be unable to resist interest from the bigger sides in the division.

Chelsea are believed to be the favourites for Wilson, but there is no question that Man United should be considering a move for the 26-year-old.

Wilson, who has overcome two horrific knee injuries, scored eight Premier League goals last season, and has already matched that number in the first half of this term.

Why should United move for Wilson?

Wilson is not going to be the centre-forward that fires United to the Premier League or Champions League title during the 2019-2020 campaign.

However, if the 5ft 11in ace was prepared to accept a rotational role at Old Trafford then he would be a terrific summer arrival.

Current United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed a similar role at Old Trafford between 1996 and 2007, scoring 126 times in all competitions, and winning six Premier League titles and one Champions League in the process.

Indeed, the thought of Wilson joining a forward-line which already includes the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial is an exciting thought for the United fans.

United will need to spend big next summer as they look to be competitive in the league once again, but a move for Wilson – at what should be a relatively-reasonable price – certainly makes sense.