The former Coventry City player could have joined Queens Park Rangers via Bournemouth.
England's latest convocation could have been a Queens Park Rangers player, if not for Harry Redknapp's scouts, the former coach of Rs and Bournemouth claimed. Callum Wilson's earlier season for Bournemouth saw former Coventry City striker on Thursday in Gareth Southgate's latest squad.
And Redknapp tweeted afterwards, "Sorry Callum called his England call! I tried signing it as soon as you know!"
In this post were recordings of Redknapp and Wilson to see, which appeared together at BT Sport. In it, the former said, "I tried to sign it, I saw it more than anyone else.
"Andy Gray, who played in Tottenham, somehow told me, or the other one told me about Callum in Coventry, I sent scouts every week – I was in the QPR – they were watching him.
"I'd say he scored two goals again and he left: Yes, but I do not know … He met again the next week, how did he go? Well, I'm not sure if he has one or two of them, they say: I've always liked to see him, Harry – it was someone else! "
Later, Wilson made the leap from League One Coventry to a then championship of Bournemouth, which paid about 3 million pounds for his services.
The 26-year-old, who helped to fire the cherries into the Premier League the first time, scored 25 goals in 72 top appearances.
The Sun reported Thursday that Wilson's latest form made him a £ 35m goal for QPR's western London neighbors Chelsea in January.
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