According to a recent report by the Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are plotting a move to secure the signature of Callum Wilson from Bournemouth later this summer. The same source has also claimed that Spurs are ready to launch an £80m bid to bring the English striker as well as his Bournemouth teammate, David Brooks to the new White Hart Lane in this off-season.
Wilson’s Inspirational Rise In English Football
Wilson came through the youth ranks of Coventry before having loan spells at Kettering Town and Tamworth. Bournemouth decided to bring him to the Vitality Stadium in the summer of 2014. He has gradually worked his way up the club’s ranks before finally establishing himself as a regular starter under Eddie Howe’s stewardship.
The 27-year-old has enjoyed a very productive campaign in the Premier League after putting in numerous goal-scoring displays for the Cherries during this campaign. The English frontman has emerged as one of the breakout stars of the English top-flight this season. The Coventry born talent has featured in 33 matches for Bournemouth this term, registering 15 goals while grabbing ten assists across multiple competitions.
His remarkable form up top at the club level, helped him secure an international cap for Gareth Southgate’s England national side back in November last year when he found the back of the net versus the United States on his international debut.
What Will The English Centre-Forward Bring To North London?
Wilson boasts blistering pace and can make some well-timed runs behind the opposition backline. He has also transformed himself into an accomplished goal-scorer in front of the opposing goal. The former Coventry starlet can also link up play well with others around him which has seen him secure ten assists for the Cherries in the recently concluded Premier League season.
The addition of a forward as prolific as Wilson will undoubtedly improve Mauricio Pochettini’s squad at North London. The Cherries striker will not only be a worthy back-up to Harry Kane, but he also possesses the qualities required to compete with Kane for a first-team berth at Tottenham as well as for Southgate’s Three Lions team.
Wilson’s Acquisition: Wise Move For The North London Outfit?
Hence, it makes a lot of sense for Daniel Levy to splash the cash on Wilson ahead of the new season. At 27, the Bournemouth striker is currently playing his best football, so if he can replicate his form at White Hart Lane, then it could turn out to be a clever move for Spurs during the summer transfer period.