Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Michael Brown has claimed that a move to Spurs could help Callum Wilson’s prospects of being picked for England.
Reports indicate that Spurs are keen on snapping up Wilson as a backup to Harry Kane (Mirror).
The 28-year-old has been a consistent performer for Bournemouth since their promotion to the Premier League back in 2015 but only has four international caps to his name (Wikipedia).
The striker missed out on England’s 24-man squad that was announced on Tuesday for next month’s Nations League matches, with Danny Ings and Tammy Abraham being picked over the Cherries star as cover for Kane.
The Sun have suggested that Wilson might be leaning towards a move to West Ham this summer despite interest from Tottenham as he looks to sort out his future after Bournemouth’s relegation.
While Brown admitted that getting game time would be at the forefront of Wilson’s mind, he insisted that playing with better players at Spurs might help the striker to reach the next level.
When asked about the speculation linking Wilson with a move to North London, the pundit told Football Insider: “Like any player, it is important to play football.
“I do harp on about the importance of playing week in week out. At Spurs getting minutes there will certainly help his international prospects. If he’s in that squad and getting minutes.
“Anybody that plays with Harry Kane, an unbelievable striker, you’d start to learn how to finish, how to be deadly.
“The better players around you, he’ll have had it with international football, but daily around that Spurs side that have got quality, I think that could only help you.”
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Wilson is guaranteed at least 15-20 matches at Spurs next season, particularly if we go far in Europe and the domestic cup competitions. However, his decision might come down to whether or not he wants to be the main man up front at a mid-table club like West Ham or Newcastle or whether he would prefer to play a bit-part role at a top club.
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