THE SKY Blues look set to lose out on a major cash windfall after former striker Callum Wilson ended speculation over his future by signing a new four-year deal at AFC Bournemouth.
The 24-year-old was a product of the Sky Blues Academy and progressed all the way through to the first team before earning a big money move to then Championship Bournemouth.
Wilson helped fire the Cherries to the Premier League and despite missing most of last season with a knee injury, the Coventry-born striker has caught the interest of a host of top flight clubs including Liverpool and Tottenham Hostpur.
But any hopes of the Sky Blues getting any money from a move away from Dean Court in the near future were dashed when Wilson committed his future to Bournemouth.
“I thought it was key to come back to pre-season with the focus solely on football so it’s good to sign in that regard,” Wilson told Cherries Player HD.
“Also, I was injured last year when we’d been promoted and I’d always wanted to play Premier League football. This club gave me that opportunity and I wanted to stay.
“I’m making up for lost time and I want to establish myself as a Premier League player, I’m always going to improve under this manager and this club so it was an easy decision to sign the new contract and commit my future here.”
Despite already enduring a busy summer which saw Wilson return home and get married at Coombe Abbey, the young striker has maintained his fitness and is determined to establish himself as a Premier League players.
He added: “I’ve had a busy summer, I’ve had four holidays, a wedding, honeymoon and all sorts!
“It’s gone really quickly, although I’ve had time to unwind I didn’t want to lose the fitness I accumulated at the end of last season, I maintained it across the summer and feel like I’m in good shape.
“I’m excited for the new season, I’m not going to blow my own trumpet having not scored since my injury. But I’m going to work hard as I always do, listen and learn from the manager and keep going.”