Bournemouth will not allow £30m Callum Wilson to leave on the cheap despite Tottenham interest

19 August 2020 0 By Total Football News

Bournemouth will not let £30m Callum Wilson leave for cut-price fee despite Tottenham interest in signing striker as Harry Kane understudy

  • Tottenham are keen to sign a back-up striker as understudy to Harry Kane 
  • Callum Wilson is among handful of names but £30million valuation is problem 
  • West Ham, Everton and Crystal Palace are also interested in England forward 
  • Bournemouth are unwilling to let Wilson leave club on the cheap this summer

Bournemouth will not let leave England international Callum Wilson leave on the cheap despite interest from Tottenham.

Spurs will turn their attentions to finally signing an understudy to Harry Kane after completing their swoop for keeper Joe Hart on Tuesday.

Wilson is among the names Spurs are considering in their search for a bona-fide back-up striker to Kane - though his £30million valuation could prove a stumbling block with Jose Mourinho working to a stringent budget.

Callum Wilson is a target for Tottenham as the club want an understudy to Harry Kane

Callum Wilson is a target for Tottenham as the club want an understudy to Harry Kane

Mourinho wants to bolster his striking options this summer having watched his team's Champions League options flounder without Kane last season, who missed much of the campaign through injury.

West Ham, Everton and Crystal Palace are also keen on the 28-year-old - and the fact those clubs could be willing to offer Wilson more regular first-team football may prove a factor.

Wilson is a proven top-flight goalscorer and has been a regular in the England squad, scoring once from his four caps.

Indeed, Bournemouth, having already sold Nathan Ake to Manchester City for £41million, are unwilling to allow one of their prized assets to leave for a cut-price fee - despite the player's obvious desire to continue playing top-flight football.

Jose Mourinho knows how Spurs flounder when Kane is unavailable to lead the line

Jose Mourinho knows how Spurs flounder when Kane is unavailable to lead the line

Bournemouth are in no hurry to sell Wilson and will not settle for a cut-price deal

Bournemouth are in no hurry to sell Wilson and will not settle for a cut-price deal 

Given his standing as a regular Premier League goalscorer and a England international - who still has three years left on his deal - the Cherries are determined to recoup the full valuation for a player they signed from Coventry for £3million.

Meanwhile, Hart has signed a two-year deal at Tottenham after turning down late interest from Turkish club Karagumruk.

Hart, who will act as understudy to No 1 Hugo Lloris, said: 'No getting away from it, it's been a difficult couple of years for me personally on the football field, but I feel I've got so much to give, I feel like I've got a lot of quality, a lot in the bank, but not much game time recently.'

Joe Hart has joined Spurs on a two-year deal and feels he still has plenty to offer

Joe Hart has joined Spurs on a two-year deal and feels he still has plenty to offer 

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