Sky Pundit Paul Merson has urged Bournemouth striker and England international Callum Wilson to snub Tottenham Hotspur for Chelsea.
Wilson has scored 14 goals and bagged nine assists this season and his exploits have caught the eyes of some of the biggest clubs in the land.
6 – The only English player to both score and assist in more Premier League games in a single season than Callum Wilson in 2018-19 (6) was Alan Shearer for Blackburn Rovers in 1994-95 (7). Multifaceted. pic.twitter.com/pxOxSpn159
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He was also handed his international debut by Gareth Southgate where he went on to score a debut goal vs the USA.
While his future at the Vitality is up in the air, a potential move to the White Hart Lane was being discussed by Soccer Sunday Pundits to which Merson countered by claiming that Wilson will be off at Chelsea since he will get more playing time at Stamford Bridge.
“This lad will have to have a serious think in the summer,” the former Arsenal star said.
“This lad, he’s an England centre-forward now, he’s in the England squad, he’s playing every week in the Premier League.
“If he goes to Tottenham, he’s not playing. Full stop.
“He’ll play every now and then when Harry Kane’s not fit, and that means then he’s never playing for England again.
“Now England are going places, we’ve got a chance of winning the European Championships next year, you want to be involved.
“In a year’s time, if people are playing in their team and scoring goals, he’s going to be behind.
“I’d be seriously looking at Chelsea before Tottenham, for him, because he will play at Chelsea.
“He would be the centre-forward [at Chelsea].
“He’s not going to play for Tottenham. He’d fizzle his career out just sitting around [if he joined Tottenham].
“He’s worked hard to get here to play in the Premier League, now surely you want to play in the Premier League.
“If he had a choice I think he’d look at Tottenham and go ‘I’m not going to play in front of Harry Kane’, he probably wouldn’t even play in front of Son [Heung-min] if I’m being honest.”