Ex-Arsenal man tells Patrick Bamford to reject potential Spurs offer

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Former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell believes that Tottenham could push to sign Patrick Bamford this summer should they lose Harry Kane.

Manchester City have emerged as Kane’s most likely destination this summer, with Pep Guardiola’s men expected to make a big push for the Tottenham man.

It remains to be seen whether Spurs would allow Kane to leave, with reports indicating that Daniel Levy is ready to promise Antonio Conte that the striker will stay.

However, some sources have claimed that Tottenham do have some contingency plans in place should they lose Kane, with the likes of Ollie Watkins, Danny Ings and Victor Osimhen on the club’s radar.

Campbell believes that Spurs would be better of going for Bamford on the back of the season that the Leeds star has enjoyed on his return to the Premier League.

However, the former Arsenal star advised the 27-year-old to stay put at Elland Road rather than jumping ship this summer.

Campbell told Football Insider: “Bamford has been superb, he really has.

“He is unlucky not to get in the England squad but there are so many good, young strikers around at the moment. Southgate really is spoiled for choice in the forward areas.

“I think he has played so well this season that a number of clubs will be looking at him.

“The bottom line is the system suits Bamford and other players at Leeds down to the ground.

“To score 17 goals in a season is a massive achievement though. If you could add those goals to say a Spurs.

“If they lost Harry Kane and signed Bamford at least they would have a similar output. Yes, somebody else would have to step up as well but to sign a 17-goal striker would be a start.

“If I was Bamford though I would reject any Tottenham offers and stick at Leeds. He loves it there and he knows the team and the manager so well. I’d ignore any interest and stay where I’m loved by the fans and my manager.”

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