Could Pochettino favourite Jay Rodriguez help Spurs land Callum Wilson?

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur is seen during the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in...

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Callum Wilson this summer.

Davinson Sanchez of Tottenham Hotspur holds off Callum Wilson of Bournemouth during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur at Vitality Stadium on May 04,...

The Sun reported towards the end of last month that Spurs are plotting a £40 million bid for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson as Mauricio Pochettino looks to provide greater competition for Harry Kane.

Wilson appears to have put his injury problems behind him, and finished the most recent campaign with 14 Premier League goals for the Cherries. Unsurprisingly, they are unlikely to let the forward leave on the cheap.

 

But perhaps recent reports suggest that Pochettino is about to get a helping hand in his pursuit of Wilson thanks to a player who arguably played the best football of his career under the Spurs boss.

The Express and Star reported this week that Eddie Howe iss one of the bosses keen on landing Jay Rodriguez following West Brom's failure to get promoted out of the Championship this past season.

Jay Rodriguez of West Bromwich Albion shoots during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off semi final second leg match between West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa at The Hawthorns on May 14,...

The report noted that Rodriguez - who was superb during the spell in his Southampton career where Pochettino was in charge at St Mary's - could potentially be a replacement for Wilson this summer.

There is competition for Rodriguez's signature. But perhaps if he heads to the Vitality Stadium during the coming months, Spurs making a £40 million bid for Wilson will be more warmly received by the Cherries should they be open to considering offers for their star striker.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur is seen during the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 01, 2019 in...

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