West Ham and Spurs consider Wilson swoop – Reports

Date published: Wednesday 27th January 2016 1:44

Callum Wilson: Signed a new deal with the Cherries

Callum Wilson: Signed a new deal with the Cherries

West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur are both considering a summer move for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, according to reports. 

Wilson has been sidelined since September with a serious knee injury, meaning the forward has missed the majority of his first season in the Premier League.

The 23-year-old played a significant role in the Cherries’ Championship-winning campaign last season, gaining promotion to the Premier League for the first time.

Wilson began this season well, scoring five goals in the early stages of the campaign to see him top the goalscoring charts before his injury.

His stunning hat-trick sealed a 4-3 win for Bournemouth over West Ham at Upton Park in August, the Hammers’ last home defeat in all competitions.

The Cherries frontman is set to return before the end of the current campaign after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament, and his return will be an added boost in their bid for Premier League survival.

The south coast side are currently 16th in the Premier League, and the Brentwood Gazette claim both West Ham and Spurs are considering summer bids for Wilson.

Eddie Howe has bolstered his attack with the acquisitions of £12million Benik Afobe and Norwich forward Lewis Grabban, and Wilson’s future may depend on whether the club avoid relegation to the Championship.

Slaven Bilic’s side have been marred by injuries to their strike force, while Spurs have reportedly been in the market for a striker as cover for top goalscorer Harry Kane.

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