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Newcastle United: Magpies plan to sacrifice Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle for Bournemouth ace Callum Wilson

Newcastle United: Magpies plan to sacrifice Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle for Bournemouth ace Callum Wilson - Newcastle United Transfer Rumours

Newcastle United are reportedly planning to sacrifice Matt Ritchie and Dwight Gayle in order to try and sign AFC Bournemouth ace Callum Wilson, according to the Sunday Mirror (via HITC).

As per the outlet, it is claimed that Steve Bruce would like to bring Wilson in as the Tyneside club’s new main striker, but he may have to sacrifice two of his key men if he is to do so.

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Indeed, Ritchie has been a loyal servant at St. James’ Park over the last four seasons, playing in 148 games in all competitions in total, including 23 in the last campaign (per Transfermarkt).

On the other hand, Gayle has scored 33 goals and made a further 10 assists for the Tyneside club in 93 matches in all competitions, according to the website.

However, it seems as if the Magpies are willing to let both of them go, as they value the duo at £8.5 million each.

Nevertheless, Wilson is valued by the Cherries at more than £20 million, so the Toon are hoping that offering up both players will eat into the potential transfer fee in a players-plus-cash deal.

Indeed, Wilson would arguably be a stellar addition given his previous records in front of goal. The English international is a little bit of a goal-machine having proven himself everywhere he has been.

Wilson has scored 91 goals in his club career over 245 appearances for the likes of Tamworth, Coventry City and Bournemouth, with double-figure hauls in three separate seasons, as per Transfermarkt.

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Let us start with the 10th most expensive, how much was Jonjo Shelvey?

At 28 years of age, the striker is perhaps in his prime years, and so NUFC should really consider doing the deal to get the goalscorer on their books in the North East.

Geordies, would Wilson be a good signing? Comment below!


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