Kevin Campbell has told Patrick Bamford to snub any offer from Tottenham this summer and stay at Leeds United.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker suggested Tottenham would be interested in acquiring the 27-year-old’s services if Harry Kane leaves.
Bamford enjoyed a sensational campaign for Marcelo Bielsa’s side in the 2020-21 campaign and finished the Premier League’s joint fourth top goalscorer.
His 38 league appearances yielded an impressive 17 goals and eight assists.
However, his form did not earn him a call-up to the provisional England squad for the Euros, with Gareth Southgate instead picking Harry Kane, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Ollie Watkins as his out-and-out strikers.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of Bamford’s season, Campbell said: “Bamford has been superb, he really has.
“He is unlucky not to get in the England squad but there are so many good, young strikers around at the moment. Southgate really is spoiled for choice in the forward areas.
“I think he has played so well this season that a number of clubs will be looking at him.
“The bottom line is the system suits Bamford and other players at Leeds down to the ground.
“To score 17 goals in a season is a massive achievement though. If you could add those goals to say a Spurs…
“If they lost Harry Kane and signed Bamford at least they would have a similar output. Yes, somebody else would have to step up as well but to sign a 17-goal striker would be a start.
“If I was Bamford though I would reject any Tottenham offers and stick at Leeds. He loves it there and he knows the team and the manager so well. I’d ignore any interest and stay where I’m loved by the fans and my manager.”
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