Darren Bent has told Sky Sports’ Transfer Show on Sky Sports News (January 14, 7:45pm) that Tottenham Hotspur should consider bringing AFC Bournemouth and England striker Callum Wilson to north London.
Wilson, 27, is without a Premier League goal since September, after going on a run earlier in the campaign that saw him score all of his five league goals in just four games. Since then, he has failed to score.
The four-time England international did find the back of the net in The FA Cup earlier this month in a 4-0 win over Luton Town, but is still without a league goal for almost four months. Spurs, meanwhile, need a striker.
Ex-Tottenham man Bent reckons Spurs should go after Wilson, who needs to start banging in the goals to have any chance of making the Euro 2020 squad. With Harry Kane injured, Bent reckons Wilson would be an excellent replacement.
“Callum Wilson as well. That was maybe another option. He would perhaps want to make the move. I know Bournemouth are in the relegation zone, but you think he would probably look at that and go ‘I fancy my chances of getting myself in there.'”
TBR’s view – Would Wilson solve Tottenham’s no-Kane issue?
Spurs have been using Lucas Moura up front and although the Brazilian is a top, top player, he just does not provide the focal point so expertly done by Kane. Tottenham need a striker.
Krzysztof Piatek, Danny Ings and Ze Luis have all been linked, but the problem Spurs have is that any striker signed will be made second choice when Kane returns. Would Wilson want to be that man?
Last season, Wilson scored 15 and created 10 in 33 games – meaning he would certainly be good enough. As a back-up £60k-a-week and Bournemouth’s highest earner (Spotrac) Wilson would surely be a top signing for Spurs.