Spurs have been linked with a move for the Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.
The 24-year old was rumoured to be a target for the club last summer, before hitting the ground running in the Premier League with his promoted side. Wilson started the season with five goals in seven starts before a cruciate ligament injury put him out of action for several months.
Wilson returned to action at the end of the season and featured in five games without scoring, as he looks to get his career back on track. West Ham are thought to have already made a double bid for Wilson and his teammate Matt Ritchie before Bournemouth’s final match of the season, with Everton also said to be interested in the forward.
Bournemouth are said to want £20m for Wilson, which sounds like a big fee for a player who has only just started to prove himself in the top flight before succumbing to injury. The Cherries’ interest in our own Ryan Mason could smooth the way for a deal, but Mauricio Pochettino would still be taking something of a gamble considering the seriousness of Wilson’s recent injury.
We only have to look at the post-injury career of a past target of the club – Southampton’s Jay Rodriguez – to see how a cruciate ligament injury can change a player’s path.
Wilson looked a real talent at the start of the season, but it might be prudent to see if he can recapture those heights before making a move for him. If he can then the pacy striker is certainly a player who could add something to the current squad, as these highlights from the 2014-15 season show.