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Callum Wilson prefers summer switch to West Ham United

Tottenham Hotspur may have been dealt a major blow in the pursuit of Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, as sources close to the player claim that the 28-year-old prefers a move to West Ham United. (h/t The Sun)

The 28-year-old Wilson has been with Bournemouth since 2014, and has been a consistent performer for the Dorset-based club year after year. However, Wilson endured a sub-par 2019/20 campaign, scoring just eight league goals, as the Cherries ended up getting relegated from the Premier League.

Callum Wilson

Callum Wilson is a man in demand

In spite of this, interest in the four-time capped England international remains high. The 28-year-old is a summer of transfer target for a host of Premier League clubs, with Tottenham, Newcastle United, Fulham and West Ham United all keen on signing him. (h/t The Sun)

It has been claimed that Spurs’ boss Jose Mourinho is intent on landing the striker and will prioritise a move for him, after having signed Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Joe Hart. However, as per The Sun, Wilson is said to be leaning towards a transfer to West Ham United, which will come as a blow for Spurs.

It is no secret that Tottenham need a new striker this summer. Mourinho currently does not have any natural backup for star centre-forward Harry Kane at his disposal. We suffered during the England captain’s injury-enforced absence last season and cannot go through the same fate again.

Wilson, to that end, would have been a solid addition to the squad. The 28-year-old has proven himself in the Premier League and has plenty of experience as well.

Wilson would be a solid backup for Harry Kane at Tottenham

Wilson would be a solid backup for Harry Kane

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However, it seems like he wants to join our London rivals, meaning we may have to turn our attention elsewhere to land a backup striker.

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