Tottenham eye £10m bargain summer transfer to solve Jose Mourinho problem
Tottenham have long struggled to find a second option up front with Harry Kane the clear first-choice, but club chairman Daniel Levy is eyeing a bargain deal to sign Callum Wilson this summer. Bournemouth have it all to do on the final day of the Premier League season to avoid relegation.
They have to beat Everton but that might not be enough as if either Aston Villa or Watford pick up a point then Eddie Howe’s side will be relegated.
It’s a tall order but even tougher for Bournemouth will be holding on to their star players.
Ryan Fraser has already left the club as a free agent as he refused to play for the club after the restart to avoid any injury.
Nathan Ake has also been strongly linked with a move away from the Vitality Stadium.
But it also seems likely the club will have to offload top earner Wilson.
The 28-year-old played a key role in helping Bournemouth earn promotion to the Premier League back in 2015 and his form ever since then has seen him linked with moves to some of the elite clubs in the Premier League.
Bournemouth have managed to ward off any interest in previous years but, according to The Scottish Sun, they’re prepared to listen to offers of £10m this time around if they’re relegated.
It is claimed Tottenham are in pole position to make a move for the English forward.
And the report suggests Spurs could jump in with an offer as soon as the transfer window opens on July 27.
While Kane has established himself as one of the world’s top strikers during his rise through the ranks at Tottenham, the club have so far failed to bring in a capable back-up.
Strikers such as Vincent Janssen, Fernando Llorente and Roberto Soldado have all struggled to make an impact as the second option.
But Tottenham will no doubt hope Wilson’s experience in the Premier League will make him a better option to come in and help their attack.
Wilson has struggled for form this season, scoring just eight Premier League goals.
And he admits to be feeling strange about being linked to a big club given his form this year.
“I haven’t been good enough this year and obviously I want to be improving,” he told Sky Sports.
“Last season, my performances were quite consistent and when there were links, I tried to stay at a certain level and play well.
“Any player would like to play in the Champions League and progress, that’s what I’ve based my whole career on.
“I haven’t been good enough this season to even be talking about things like that.”