Newcastle United are reportedly considering a bid to sign AFC Bournemouth ace Callum Wilson alongside Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United, according to Sky Sports.
As per the outlet, the Cherries will apparently be looking for a transfer fee in excess of £20 million following the relegation of Eddie Howe’s team from the Premier League down to the EFL Championship.
Indeed, the 28-year old could be quite the coup given his previous record in the top flight, having scored a total of 41 goals and making a further 16 assists in 126 games, with 11 of those combined contributions coming in the 2019/20 season (via Transfermarkt).
Comparing some of his other stats to the likes of Andy Carroll, Dwight Gayle and Joelinton in England’s highest division in the last campaign, the striker averaged the most shots and the number of key passes he made per league game was only matched by Joelinton (per Whoscored).
Would Wilson start for Newcastle?
The Daily Express had previously reported that the Magpies could target Wilson if the proposed takeover in the North East fell through, as the reported £20 million asking fee would likely be a price that they would still be able to afford regardless of whether the £300 million deal between Mike Ashley and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabian (KSA) group is approved or not.
Given also that the English international scored more goals in the Premier League in the last term than Carroll, Gayle and Joelinton combined, perhaps the capture of Wilson would be a wise move by the Tyneside club.
Nevertheless, the Toon will seemingly have to cough up at least £20 million to secure his signature.
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