Kevin Phillips has warned Bournemouth that Tyrese Campbell is not the ideal player to replace rumoured Tottenham target, Josh King.
King, who has been a consistent performer for the Cherries over the years is rumoured to be on his way out of the Vitality Stadium this summer.
The forward just has a year to run on his deal with Bournemouth and the south coast club have been backed to cash in on him ahead of next season (Evening Standard).
Spurs are reportedly one of a number of Premier League sides chasing the Norwegian international’s signature this summer which also includes former club Manchester United. (Sky Sports).
However, it was previously reported that Tottenham’s chances of landing King could depend on Bournemouth being able to complete a deal for Stoke City’s rising star Tyrese Campbell, who Eddie Howe is said to have identified as King’s replacement.
Phillips, who worked with Campbell during his coaching stint at Stoke urged Bournemouth not to move for Campbell as the 20-year-old is not ready to make the step up the Premier League yet.
The former Sunderland striker told Football Insider: “Having worked with Tyrese, I saw a lot of potential in him but also a lot of frustration.
“He had issues with his fitness and he was not at the levels we wanted him at.
“He is one of those players who’ll get better and better as times goes on.
“But I do not think he is ready for the Premier League yet. I think he needs another year in the Championship and he is still only a young kid.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Josh King could potentially be an excellent option for us as not only will he be able to cover for Kane but he can also challenge the likes of Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn for a starting spot in the wide areas. He would fill multiple holes in the squad and would be a cost-effective option.
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