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Wilson urged to reject Tottenham move

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Former defender Alan Hutton has urged Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson to turn down the possibility of joining Tottenham Hotspur.

Wilson has become a wanted property after Bournemouth suffered relegation to the Championship.

Several Premier League sides, including Tottenham, are harboring an interest in the 28-year-old frontman.

Jose Mourinho is keen to provide cover to first-choice striker Harry Kane, who endured an injury-hit season in the capital. 

After failing to sign a back-up forward last January, the Portuguese boss is desperate to remedy that problem now.

Wilson, who has three years remaining at his contract at Bournemouth, has emerged as Mourinho’s favorable option.

The ‘Special One’ has already sounded out the Coventry City youth academy product to understand if he’s willing to move to London.

However, Alan Hutton thinks the English star should overlook the prospect of playing second fiddle to the Tottenham talisman to continue enjoying regular first-team football elsewhere.

When asked by Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge if he could reject Spurs based on a lack of game time, Hutton replied: “Yeah, of course, he could, exactly. This is a guy at Bournemouth who plays week in, week out when he’s fit over the course of his time there.

“To change that to be a squad player, it’s difficult, even though you’re at a big club with a great training ground, great manager, great squad, it’s got the whole works, but at the end of the day you want to be playing on Saturday, you want to be on that team sheet.

“If you’re not, you’re unhappy, so it’s whether he’s willing to sacrifice the game time to be at a good club.

“I think if he’s got other options where he’s going to be the main man, he would probably take that over joining Spurs.”

Newcastle United and West Ham, as well as newly-promoted Fulham, are also looking to swoop in for Wilson, who seems destined to leave Bournemouth before the end of the summer.