Newcastle United are expected to make an opening offer to Bournemouth for Callum Wilson, according to the Daily Mail.
As per the outlet, the striker is apparently waiting for the two clubs to agree a deal on his proposed move to St James’ Park.
Sources close to the Cherries have said that they are still waiting for an official approach from the Tyneside club for Wilson, but they expect that an offer is incoming. Indeed, a recent report has suggested that Scotland international Matt Ritchie may be used as part of a deal to potentially lower Wilson’s asking price.
The £18m-valued ace is something of a goal machine when looking at his statistics from his career so far. In 250 games at both club level and for England’s under-21 and senior teams, Wilson has scored a relatively impressive 92 goals (via Transfermarkt), meaning that he find the net every two to three matches on average.
Comparing his figures to Newcastle strikers Andy Carroll, Dwight Gayle and Joelinton in the Premier League in 2019/20, not only did Wilson score more goals (eight) than all of them combined, but he also averaged the most shots (1.6) per game (per Whoscored), highlighting his eye for goal.
Does Wilson start for Newcastle?
With Bournemouth getting relegated to the Championship from the top flight at the end of last season, the 28-year old may well be available for a cut-price fee, and so it seems like a no-brainer that Steve Bruce should go out and sign him for the Magpies.
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