According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham are on the hunt for potential Harry Kane alternatives ahead of Jose Mourinho’s first full Premier League season in charge, but Bournemouth are demanding £30 million for reported candidate Callum Wilson.
This resulted in a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad, with pundits across the media waxing lyrical over how Wilson deserved a shot on the international stage.
Is Callum Wilson worth £30 million?
Yes, get the deal done Levy
No, terrible price
The 28-year-old, scoring his first goal for the Three Lions in a friendly win over the USA, seemed on top of the world and only getting better – but last season was a totally different story.
Part of a Bournemouth team who suffered relegation from the Premier League after an impressive five-year stay, Wilson endured a below average campaign – scoring just eight times in 35 total appearances.
Now, with Spurs looking for a bargain striker to support Kane, the Mail claim that Wilson is an option – but the south coast side are apparently refusing to budge on their £30 million valuation.
Given Tottenham’s financial difficulties of late, as highlighted by the Athletic’s revelation over a debt to the Bank of England, an overpriced deal for the floundering Wilson could turn out to be terrible business from chairman Daniel Levy’s perspective.
Currently in his prime, coming off the back of a weak 2019/2020 campaign, there is still room for him to regain his past form – but faith in his resurrection arguably doesn’t warrant a £30m swoop.
Added to that, he would almost certainly be back-up to Kane, so forking out that much for a player not guaranteed first team minutes would be a gamble not worth taking.
Spurs fans, would you like to bring Wilson to north London for £30m? Join the discussion by commenting below…
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience