Newcastle United are reportedly plotting a move for Mallik Wilks in the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Wilks on fire this season
Wilks has been on fire for Hull City in the 2020/21 term, with no fewer than 31 goal contributions in 50 games in total over all competitions (Transfermarkt).
Should Newcastle sign Wilks?
A player that is capable of playing anywhere across the front line, he would certainly add some welcome squad depth at St. James’ Park.
The Latest: Newcastle plot Wilks move
As per Football Insider, the Tyneside club are plotting a move to bring Wilks to the North East once the summer transfer window officially opens.
However, Crystal Palace also hold a strong interest in the former Leeds United product, as a recruitment source has told the news outlet that his form has caught the eye of many teams at the top of the English game.
The Verdict: Newcastle should sign Wilks
Even though Wilks has been playing in League One, two divisions below the Premier League, 31 goals and assists combined is not something to be sniffed at.
At just 22 years of age, the six-foot ace still has a lot of potential as well, and will be hungry to climb up the footballing pyramid as he continues his development.
Nonetheless, the Magpies could do a lot worse than sign up Wilks, whose proven end product would ease the attacking burden off of the likes of Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin.
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