Newcastle could have the player they need to reignite the spark in their attack this season.
After plucking both Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser from Bournemouth, their business is already paying off. The Toon spent £20million on bringing the English striker to St James’ Park and it’s clear why he was one of the club’s top priorities.
Newcastle’s opening Premier League match saw them take on West Ham, an opportunity for them to hit the ground running. And that’s exactly what they did. Thanks to new signings Wilson and Jeff Hendrick, the Magpies bagged a 2-0 win and added their first win of the season to their tally.
Will Callum Wilson score more than ten goals for Newcastle this season?
Danny Mills has discussed the striker’s first match in black and white and believes it was important for him to waste no time in opening his scoring portfolio.
“You want your first clean sheet, you want your first win at home, you want your first win away from home, all these types of things start to mount,” the former Leeds man told Football Insider. “Even if you play incredibly well, as a forward, if you don’t score and even if you’re winning people will go ‘oh, but he’s not scored yet’.
“You just need to get that burden off your back immediately and he’ll be absolutely delighted that he’s done that.”
Wilson was Bournemouth’s star man last campaign after notching eight goals and three assists in the Premier League (via Transfermarkt). Now boasting a 100% goal-to-game percentage for Newcastle, the Englishman will be looking to get more goals in the bank.
“He’s arrived, he’s scored, job done. Simple as that,” Mills stated.
Indeed, Wilson’s goal is a statement for how his season is expected to unfold with his new club. Newcastle finished in 13th place last term and will be hoping the clinical striker can help push them into the top ten.
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