Report: Aston Villa set to challenge Spurs for Championship striker’s signature

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The Telegraph have reported that Aston Villa are set to enter the race for rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Callum Wilson this summer.

It is perhaps not surprising that Wilson is being linked with a summer exit away from the Vitality Stadium after Bournemouth’s relegation, given that the striker has been a consistent performer for the Cherries in the top flight over the years.

It has been claimed that Tottenham are eyeing a cut-price deal for the England international, who they believe could serve as the perfect back up to Harry Kane (Mirror).

However, it was revealed by Sky Sports two weeks ago that Crystal Palace and Newcastle United were also keen on landing the 28-year-old (Sky Sports).

The Telegraph now reports that Villa are set to enter the race for Wilson, with Dean Smith looking to bolster the club’s attack as they look to establish themselves in the Premier League.

The report asserts that the Midlands giants may have an advantage over the other contenders for Wilson’s signature as the Cherries are said to be interested in singing Villa striker Scott Hogan.

Therefore, a part-exchange deal involving Wilson and Hogan is suggested as a possibility.

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If our interest in Wilson is genuine, we have a big advantage over the other interested clubs as we will be able to offer the striker a taste of European football. However, one problem we might have is convincing the 28-year-old that he would be better off playing a bit-part role at Spurs rather than being the main striker at Villa, Newcastle, or Palace.

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