According to an update from talkSPORT correspondent Alex Crook, as well as beginning talks to sign Joshua King, Spurs may have been handed another transfer boost with Callum Wilson looking set to depart the Vitality Stadium this summer – but the club reportedly value him at around £30 million.
Wilson, who has been repeatedly linked with a move to north London over this transfer window, appears to be eyeing an exit after the Cherries suffered relegation last campaign – with the attacker allegedly determined to join the likes of Nathan Ake and Aaron Ramsdale in completing moves to remain in the top flight.
The England international, having enjoyed a stellar 2018/2019 Premier League campaign, scoring 14 goals and assisting nine others in that time, somewhat slumped the following season – netting just over half that total in 19/20 whilst providing one set up for a teammate (WhoScored).
Should Daniel Levy spend £30m to land Callum Wilson?
Yes, brilliant secondary striker
No, bang average, not worth it
However, despite his recent lack of form by comparison, Wilson could debatably still be a worthy back up option to star striker Harry Kane – with West Ham, Everton and Crystal Palace all allegedly weighing up a move (The Daily Mail).
Journalist Crook, speaking on talkSPORT’s Breakfast Show, has now revealed that the 28-year-old ‘will be leaving’ Bournemouth as a sure certainty – with the only question being where he will end up – as well as detailing Spurs’ commenced talks to sign King.
“My understanding is Josh King’s agent flew over to London last week, so talks have begun with Tottenham,” he explained.
“I think that’ll be a good move for Spurs because he’s someone who can provide backup to Harry Kane but can also play out wide, so he offers that versatility.
“I’m told Callum Wilson will be leaving Bournemouth as well and again he’s been linked with Tottenham.”
Given their hopeful credentials as Champions League qualification-chasers under Jose Mourinho next season, the Lilywhites could hold an advantage over their London competitors – but the £30 million price tag remains a question mark for chairman Daniel Levy and co as they continue to contemplate a move.
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