Tottenham’s hopes of signing Callum Wilson appear to have suffered a setback, with reports emerging that the Bournemouth striker prefers a move elsewhere in London.
The Sun reported that sources close to the 28-year-old have indicated that West Ham is his preferred destination, with Fulham yet another club from the capital believed to be interested in the £18m-rated England international.
Earlier this month, the Daily Star claimed that Spurs manager Jose Mourinho wants to bring the Cherries target man to north London as an alternative to Harry Kane.
Wilson found the net eight times for Bournemouth in the Premier League last term but was unable to save them from relegation, with that respectable tally a notable decline on the 14 league goals that he plundered in the previous season.
The 28-year-old is a proven scorer at top-flight level, with 41 goals in England’s highest division, and looks set to leave the Vitality Stadium following the Cherries’ drop into the Championship.
Tottenham could certainly do with another potent centre-forward to provide stiff competition for Kane, who along with winger Son Heung-min and attacking midfielder Dele Alli were the only Spurs players to score more than four league goals in 2019/20.
Wilson’s eight-goal tally equalled that of Alli, although the Bournemouth man plays in a centre-forward role and featured for 2,911 top-flight minutes to the Spurs’ playmaker’s 1,854, which makes the 28-year-old’s haul appear less impressive.
Wilson could be a decent backup option to Kane given his proven ability to score goals at Premier League level, although his much inferior tally compared to the England captain suggests that he might not offer the sternest of competition for a place in the first XI.
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In any event, West Ham appear to be in pole position for the 28-year-old, who could be a useful if not mind-blowing option for Spurs, and Mourinho ought not to be overly disappointed if he is unable to persuade the Bournemouth striker to team up with him in north London.
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