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Tottenham Hotspur must rival Chelsea once again for Callum Wilson signature

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Tottenham Hotspur must rival Chelsea once again for Callum Wilson signature

The Bournemouth striker is needed by Tottenham but Chelsea are seemingly keen.

Chelsea are being linked with a January move for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson. The Mirror is reporting that Maurizio Sarri is keen on the Cherries striker to add depth up front with Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud.

Wilson has been in fine form this season, so the interest makes sense. The Englishman is being tipped for an England call-up for the upcoming international friendlies. With seven goals from 13 games this season, as well as five assists, the acclaim is fair.

But Tottenham Hotspur must not allow Chelsea a clear run at the Bournemouth striker.

Tottenham still need a back-up for Harry Kane with Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente previously failing to hit the right note.

Ironically, Llorente was snapped up by Tottenham from under the nose of Chelsea. Chelsea felt a deal was done to bring the £12.1 million star to Stamford Bridge from Swansea City. Tottenham however, swooped in late to seal their deal.

 

Wilson could hopefully be the success where Llorente has failed.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: Callum Wilson of AFC Bournemouth celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth at London Stadium on August 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)

A younger player who seems to suit the style at Tottenham more than that of the heading machine Llorente, he would be the perfect foil to Kane.

He could also form an impressive strike partnership with the England captain if Tottenham decided to use two up front.

His most recent valuation in the press was £25 million, according to The Sun, in March. Since then he has been in his best form, signed a new contract and deals in January are always subject to a premium. Therefore, he is likely to cost more than that price, which would give Tottenham a serious problem.

However, once again, Tottenham must do battle with Chelsea to bring in a striker. Wilson could be the man they have been looking for and bankrolling such a deal should be a priority.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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