Newcastle United could be set to raid AFC Bournemouth for Callum Wilson if Eddie Howe’s men get relegated from the Premier League, according to the Daily Express.
As per the outlet, Steve Bruce has apparently been watching the striker for several months as he targets him to lead the line for him for the 2020/21 season.
Indeed, whether the proposed takeover in the North East is approved by the top flight is uncertain at this point in time, as the £300 million deal between Mike Ashley and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabian (KSA) group seems to have stalled.
This may mean that the Tyneside club may have to look at targets like Wilson for now, who may be available for a cut price if the Cherries are relegated from England’s highest division.
The 28-year old is allegedly valued at £20 million, which may still be affordable for the Magpies even without the bid going through.
Wilson would arguably be a good addition to the team having scored a relatively impressive 41 goals and adding a further 16 assists in 125 games in the Premier League across five consecutive seasons (via Transfermarkt).
Comparing some of his other stats to the likes of Andy Carroll, Dwight Gayle and Joelinton in the league so far in this campaign, the English international has scored more goals than all three of them combined, and has also averaged more shots and has been fouled the most per game (per Whoscored).
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Whether the Toon actually sign Wilson is another question, but he could well be a valuable addition to NUFC come the next term.
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