2 – Callum Wilson
According to the Daily Mail Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move for Callum Wilson to release pressure from top goal scorer Harry Kane. The Bournemouth striker has emerged as a serious candidate for Tottenham as they look to add more fire power to their squad. They will be eager to add readymade talent this summer ahead of the new season, which will include Champions League football.
This will be the second consecutive summer they’re interested in the striker with a failed attempt last summer. Spurs are reported to be willing to use Ryan Mason as part of any deal, as they look to offload the midfielder.
Wilson’s brilliant early-season form caught the eye on many clubs, but this was interrupted with a horrific cruciate ligament injury which ruled him out for 6 and a half months. The former non-league stars rapid rise to the top tier of English football hasn’t gone unnoticed by clubs, his excellent form which saw Bournemouth promoted has especially caught the eye of West Ham United who had a bid rejected for the English-born striker last week.
Mauricio Pochettino is determined to ease 22-year-old golden boot winner Kane’s workload. This season the striker started all of Tottenham’s Premier League fixtures with little support from other strikers. Pochettino couldn’t risk not playing Kane but he will look to rectify this next season to ensure the striker doesn’t burn out.
We take a look at how Callum Wilson and Harry Kane compare, although Wilson only managed 13 games we look to see if he would be a good fit for Tottenham Hotspur. Kane, once again showed why he should be England’s first choice at the Euros. His prolific and clinical goal scoring won his club many points this season. Kane has scored 0.67 goals per 90 minutes compared to Wilsons’s 0.59. Kane has really had a purple patch season, his form hasn’t dipped and he proved doubters wrong, although he would ideally like to be on the receiving end of key passes he has also managed to make 1.15 which is outstanding. Wilson also impresses with 0.82 which is also a respectful amount for an out and out striker. Wilson is not massively behind in the stats and this shows that he could be a good back up to Kane or even play alongside him at times.
Wilson is known to be loyal to Howe and only signed a new four-year deal worth £30,000 a week last summer, but the offer of Champions League football from Spurs could easily persuade him to leave Bournemouth, a move which is just too good to turn down.