Alan Hutton expects experienced striker to reject Spurs move thanks to Harry Kane

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Former Tottenham defender, Alan Hutton believes that Callum Wilson is likely to reject a move to the Lilywhites in favour of a club where he will get more regular game time.

Reports indicate that Spurs have set their sights on signing Wilson as Harry Kane’s main understudy after Bournemouth’s relegation to the Championship (The Sun).

It has been claimed that the Lilywhites face competition from the likes of West Ham and Newcastle United for the 28-year-old (Sky Sports).

More recently, Fulham have also been credited with an interest in the England international as they look to bolster their frontline after winning promotion to the Premier League (Telegraph).

Hutton believes that the Cherries star would prefer to sign for a team where he would play week in, week out, rather than moving to a big club and sitting on the bench.

When asked whether Wilson could turn down a move due to Spurs due to a lack of potential game time, the former Tottenham right-back told Football Insider: “Yeah, of course, he could, exactly. This is a guy at Bournemouth who plays week in, week out when he’s fit over the course of his time there.

“To change that to be a squad player, it’s difficult, even though you’re at a big club with a great training ground, great manager, great squad, it’s got the whole works but at the end of the day you want to be playing on the Saturday, you want to be on that team sheet.

“If you’re not, you’re unhappy so it’s whether he’s willing to sacrifice the game time to be at a good club. I think if he’s got other options where he’s going to be the main man, he would probably take that over joining Spurs.”

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Wilson has spent the last six years at Bournemouth and I am not sure a sideways step like Fulham would appeal to him as much as a move to a club like Spurs. At 28 years of age, this might be Wilson last chance to move to a big club. In fact, looking at how tightly packed our schedule is next season, he will likely play a lot of games if he signs for us.

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