Former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview that he cannot see Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson moving to a club like West Ham in the summer.
The Hammers were reportedly interested in bringing Wilson to the London Stadium last year, but the 29-year-old ended up joining Newcastle from Bournemouth and has thrived since linking up with Steve Bruce’s squad.
With Newcastle at risk of getting relegated, though, it would not be a surprise to see a Premier League outfit such as West Ham, who are said to want a new No.9 (per ExWHUemployee), target Wilson again given his goal record this season.
Palmer, however, believes it will be a struggle to get the England international out of St. James’ Park this summer, regardless of what division the Magpies are in.
“I can’t imagine Newcastle letting him go because if they go down, he’s proven that he can score goals in that division,” Palmer told FFC when asked if he could see West Ham reviving their interest in Wilson.
“As long as he’s fit, you know, he’s had a difficult time with injuries, but he’s proven he can score in that league.”
Wilson has returned to training after struggling with a hamstring problem in a massive boost for Bruce and Newcastle.