Former Spurs forward Darren Brent has given his approval of the club’s interest in AFC Bournemouth man Callum Wilson (via Football Insider).
It’s often the norm for relegated Premier League clubs to be picked apart and have their best players seal quick transfers to remain in the top flight.
The process has already begun for AFC Bournemouth after centre-back Nathan Ake joined Manchester City last month but he may not be the last.
Forward Callum Wilson is a reported target for numerous Premier League clubs including Tottenham Hotspur as they aim to provide a backup option for Harry Kane.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly contacted the player personally and now, a former Tottenham forward has claimed that Wilson would be a fine addition to the club.
“They need someone who’s adequate backup to Harry Kane and Callum Wilson’s smart enough to understand to know he’s not going to go down there and play straight away,” Darren Bent told Football Insider.
“If Harry Kane’s fit, Harry Kane plays, but we’ve seen Harry Kane get injured every single season for the last couple of years and they’ve never really had anyone come in and be adequate backup.
“You’ve had people kind of carry the load, Son stepped up a bit and scored goals but I think if you’ve got another genuine number nine who can come in and score goals, you never know, if Harry Kane gets injured and Wilson goes and starts smashing the goals in, we’ve got a fight on our hands.”
“I like what Mourinho’s doing there.”
Callum Wilson bagged 14 goals in 31 Premier League appearances in the 2018-19 season. His numbers dropped last season as AFC Bournemouth were relegated from the top flight. He’s clearly a talented player and would be a fine addition to most squads in the Premier League.