Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson believes Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson should avoid moving to Tottenham Hotspur this summer and instead join Chelsea.
Wilson has enjoyed a fine campaign down at the Vitality Stadium having scored 15 goals so far this season.
His brilliant form helped him make his England debut against the USA in November 2018.
Speculation has been rife that Wilson – a £3.5 million signing from Coventry City (talkSPORT) – could leave the south coast club this summer after a brilliant five-year spell at the club which has seen him plunder 58 goals in 147 games so far.
Speaking on Gilette Soccer Saturday, Merson explained why Wilson should choose the Blues this summer.
He said, as quoted by The Express: “If he goes to Tottenham, he’s not playing. Full stop.
“He’ll play every now and then when Harry Kane’s not fit, and that means then he’s never playing for England again.
“If he had a choice I think he’d look at Tottenham and go ‘I’m not going to play in front of Harry Kane’, he probably wouldn’t even play in front of Son [Heung-min] if I’m being honest.”
With Gonzalo Higuain having struggled on the whole at Chelsea, there could well be more of a chance to get regular game time at Stamford Bridge if the Argentine’s loan move isn’t made permanent. Olivier Giroud’s contract is also up this summer.
That said, the Blues have always tended to spend big on a striker from a foreign league.
Tottenham seems to be a fantastic club to be at for players wanting to succeed with England; last summer a decent chunk of Gareth Southgate’s squad was made up of Spurs players.
Merson has a point though – Mauricio Pochettino has always been a major fan of Kane, having even been known to play him for full games with little at stake.