Tottenham Hotspurs are looking forward to signing a quality back up striker and they’ve gone in the direction of AFC Bournemouth star Callum Wilson.
Spurs gaffer Jose Mourinho has been proactive about it, as he made the move to sign Bournemouth Callum Wilson himself. Though Tottenham have it in mind to sign him, Jose made personal contact with the centre-forward.
Tottenham Hotspurs want a backup player who can possibly create competition for world class center forward Harry Kane ahead of the new season and Callum Wilson is their main priority for the position.
As seen in the recent act by Jose Mourinho (The Special One), it shows that Spurs are so much interested in him because Mourinho isn’t always seen speaking personally with players over moves to his club. Mourinho personally met with the Bournemouth star to know his stand on the issue, wether he’d interested in moving to north London.
Callum Wilson is believed to have agreed to play as a backup striker for Spurs, but he’d surely get his run of games due to Spurs involvement in four competitions and the fixtures at the start of the season for Tottenham is congested because of their involvement in the UEFA Europa League qualifiers to try secure a place in the Europa League proper.
He’s not a newbie when it comes to English top-flight league football and he’s shown that he’s a prolific goalscorer. He’s not just a normal English player as he’s been a regular in the England national team, finding the back of the net in four appearance for the Three Lions.
During the Cherries five year stay in the premier league, he found the back of the net 41 times playing 128 Premier League matches. In the just concluded season, he scored eight times from 35 games as AFC Bournemouth went down to the Sky Bet Championship.
If Wilson moved to Spurs, he’d be the second Bournemouth star to move out of the club straight back to the EPL. His former teammate Nathan Ake signed for Manchester City for £41 million.
Spurs chief Daniel Levy who’s not used to spending much on transfers would be hoping to be lucky this time around again as he looks forward to exploit Bournemouth because of their relegation by signing Wilson on a low fee. If the team hadn’t been relegated, Wilson would be of about £45million bargain but now he might be available for less than £20 million.
Former Manchester City goalkeeper and Three Lions goal tender Joe Hart signed for Tottenham Hotspurs yesterday after he joined on a free and he became their third signing of the season.
The former Burnley goalkeeper joins the newbie list that includes Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg who joined from Southampton last week for £15m rising to £19m and teenage midfielder Alfie Devine who joined from Wigan Athletic for £500,000.