Speaking to the Mirror, Cherries chairman Jeff Mostyn has admitted that Callum Wilson would be wise to remain with Bournemouth, despite transfer interest from Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham.
Mostyn said: “What I would say is that he will continue to improve if he plays regularly in a team that complements him. It is easy to go to a big club with a big squad where you find that you are on the bench because they have got such a good squad.
“If he wants to keep improving, however, under an excellent, ambitious manager, then I think the best place for him is at Bournemouth.”
Whilst not a hands-off warning for the Premier League regulars, it is certainly a statement that Mostyn wants to see him remain at Dean Court.
Wilson, 23, impressed in the Championship during the 2014/15 season, claiming the title as one of the best strikers in the division. He plays in a system well suited to his style of play, and netted an impressive 23 goals in 50 games across all competitions.
His goals led the Cherries to the Championship title, and promotion to the Premier League, and although there is interest in him, it is expected that Wilson will start the season leading their striking line.
Mostyn clearly intends for him to stay at the club, and with guaranteed first-team football to his name, as well as the chance to repay the faith shown in him by Bournemouth, it is hard to see why Wilson would want to leave ahead of their debut Premier League campaign.