Newcastle have added to their squad today after striking a deal for former Bournemouth star Callum Wilson.
Despite his impressive return of eight goals and three assists last season, the Cherries were victims of relegation after five years in the Premier League.
The Magpies snapped up the England international for a fee of £20m after Aston Villa reportedly withdrew their bid of £21m (via BBC Sport), as Wilson reportedly favoured a move to Tyneside over the Villains.
Is Callum Wilson a good signing for Newcastle?
Danny Mills has waxed lyrical over Newcastle’s business and he feels the 28-year-old will be a very good signing for the Toon.
“I think it is really good value for money, especially bearing in mind what they spent on Joelinton,” the former Leeds man told Football Insider. “If he plays 38 league games he will probably get you 15, 16, 17 goals. That would be a really good return and goals is something that Newcastle need.”
Indeed, Steve Bruce’s side finished in a respectable 13th place last campaign but scored just 38 goals, one of the lowest returns in the league. However, if Wilson’s 14-goal and 10-assist 2018/19 season is anything to go by, Newcastle should be much more of a threat with him in attack.
“A fantastic move for Newcastle and an ideal, perfect, signing for Steve Bruce,” Mills continued.
Wilson scored a total of 67 goals for Bournemouth in 187 appearances (via Transfermarkt). He should be a strong addition to the Toon, who spent last season with the likes of Joelinton and Andy Carroll (two league goals combined) as their options up front.
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