Report: Tottenham told to stump up £30m for attacker

Tottenham Hotspur will have to pay £30 million for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson if they want to land the centre forward this summer, according to the Northern Echo.

Spurs have struggled for an able deputy to Harry Kane in recent seasons and may well be looking for a number nine again this summer.

Wilson’s name has been mentioned as a potential target for Tottenham, especially as Bournemouth have been relegated from the Premier League.

However, the report suggests that the Cherries will not allow their prime asset to move for Spurs on the cheap and will stick to their guns over the £30 million asking price.

Tottenham have had the likes of Roberto Soldado, Vincent Janssen and Fernando Llorente as options in the final third in recent years – but none have shown the required consistency.

As such, Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura have had to play out of position as Spurs’ furthest man forward when Kane has been unavailable.

Wilson has a solid Premier League scoring record, but the 28-year-old reported Tottenham target only scored eight goals in 35 outings last season.

Spurs fans will be hoping that a new striker is added to Jose Mourinho’s contingent before the new 2020-21 season commences, with the North London club fighting on four fronts next term.