Tottenham & West Ham ready to gamble on striker after eight-month injury layoff

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Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are both considering summer swoops for fit-again Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, according to The Sun.

The 24-year-old made his comeback from eight months out with a knee injury as an 89th-minute substitute in Saturday’s 2-1 win over bottom-of-the-table Aston Villa.

Prior to getting crocked in September, Wilson had made an electric start to his Premier League career, with five goals in seven games for the newly-promoted Cherries.

He fired in 23 last season as Bournemouth won the Championship, and The Sun reports that Spurs and West Ham both have their eyes on him ahead of the transfer window.

The Sun understands that Mauricio Pochettino is looking for cover for Harry Kane, who has single-handedly carried Tottenham’s strike force for nearly two seasons.

And the same report claims that Slaven Bilic sees Wilson as somebody who can bolster his forward options as West Ham prepare to move into the Olympic Stadium.

Wilson’s pace, strength and goalscoring record would make him an asset to any Premier League team, but it remains to be seen whether he is the same player after his injury.

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