Newcastle United want Callum Wilson and they could get him for a cut-price after the Cherries raked in £41m for Nathan Ake.
As you are all aware by now, the takeover of Newcastle United has fallen through after the PIF, Amanda Staveley, and the Reuben brothers pulled out of the deal.
As frustrating as that news is for the Toon Army, we have to shift our attention to the club’s summer preparation and realize that business must go on.
Based on the Magpies’ overall performance this past season, it is quite obvious that signing a quality striker is a top priority for Steve Bruce. The attacking quartet of Dwight Gayle, Joelinton, Andy Carroll, and Yoshinori Muto only combined to score six goals, which led to the team only scoring 38 goals in 38 games.
Earlier reports have linked Newcastle United with recently-relegated Bournemouth star Callum Wilson. The England international fits the bill for Newcastle United as an experienced Premier League striker with a proven track record as a clinical finisher.
Initial reports claimed that he was being valued at £20m, but that price could be reduced as a result of Bournemouth accepting a £41m bid from Manchester City for defender Nathan Ake yesterday.
Receiving that type of check, in addition to the first relegation parachute payment from the Premier League, as they head down to the Championship is massive for the Cherries.
Moreover, that kind of deal should aid Newcastle United as they could get away with signing Wilson for (£) seven to ten million less than the original asking price.
With a short turnaround before next season begins, Newcastle United would be wise to act quickly, especially since Bournemouth are keen on completing deals as soon as possible.
Even if Bournemouth refuse to budge on their initial asking price, the front office at St. James’ Park should still fight for Wilson’s signature. With 22 goals and 10 assists to his name over the last two seasons, Wilson is a proper striker who can confidently lead the Magpies’ front line.