Former Tottenham Hotspur striker, Darren Bent has backed the North Londoners’ rumoured pursuit of Callum Wilson this summer and insisted that the Bournemouth striker would serve as the ideal cover for Harry Kane.
It emerged soon after Bournemouth succumbed to relegation that Tottenham were looking to snap up Wilson this summer (Mirror).
However, it appears that the Lilywhites are determined to get their man as it was reported last week that Jose Mourinho personally called Wilson to convince him to come to Spurs.
Bent admitted that Wilson will know that he would have to play second fiddle to Kane at Spurs but backed the Cherries star to get plenty of game time at the club given the England captain’s injury record.
When asked about Tottenham’s rumoured pursuit of the 28-year-old, Bent told Football Insider: “They need someone who’s an adequate backup to Harry Kane and Callum Wilson’s smart enough to understand to know he’s not going to go down there and play straight away.
“If Harry Kane’s fit, Harry Kane plays, but we’ve seen Harry Kane get injured every single season for the last couple of years and they’ve never really had anyone come in and be an adequate backup.
“You’ve had people kind of carry the load, Son stepped up a bit and scored goals but I think if you’ve got another genuine number nine who can come in and score goals, you never know, if Harry Kane gets injured and Wilson goes and starts smashing the goals in, we’ve got a fight on our hands.
“I like what Mourinho’s doing there.”
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Given our financial circumstances at the moment, I am sure that a cut-price deal for someone like Wilson, who is proven in the Premier League, would be appealing to the club. I do not think we can realistically expect a player better than Wilson to come and play second fiddle to Kane. In fact, the 28-year-old would be the best backup that we have had for Kane since he broke through.
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