Former Spurs man, Michael Brown has tipped his old club to sign Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson this summer following the Cherries’ relegation to the Championship.
The Daily Mail have reported that Spurs are ‘leading the race’ to sign Wilson with the possibility of landing the 28-year-old for just £10m.
However, it is expected that Spurs may face fierce competition from a number of Premier League clubs who will look to cash in on Bournemouth’s relegation.
Speaking to Football Insider, Brown tipped Spurs to secure the services of Wilson but insisted the striker will want to know whether he will simply be just a back-up striker to Harry Kane.
Brown said: “If it’s for £10 million there will be a queue of people who will want to buy him. It all comes down to whether they need a second striker.
“If a striker is going to Spurs they need to ask if they are a wide forward because Harry Kane plays the number nine role.
“If you see someone who can play out wide in a three or they can play two up top because Callum Wilson will want to play, I can’t imagine him going to sit on the bench.”
Wilson netted just eight times in the 2019/20 season in his 35 Premier League appearances which did not prove enough to save Eddie Howe’s side who finished the season in 18th place (Transfermarkt).
With Jose Mourinho insistent on improving his squad this summer, could Wilson be the answer to provide back-up for Kane?
Spurs Web Opinion
When considering buying a second striker, we have to be realistic in looking at our options. There are very few great strikers which would be happy to sit on the bench and come on in the dying minutes of the game or when Kane gets injured. So, I think at that price, Wilson is a great option.
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