The news comes after fellow Premier League club Aston Villa submitted a £21 million bid yesterday. However, it is understood that Villa have withdrawn their interest upon learning that Newcastle was Wilson’s preferred destination.
Bournemouth Accept £20 Million Bid From Newcastle for Callum Wilson
Newcastle Obtain Proven Premier League Striker in Callum Wilson
In their recent pre-season friendly matches, it has become apparent that a striker is required at St James’ Park. Only Andy Carroll has featured up-top for Newcastle in their warm-up matches and the Magpies are in search for an alternative approach.
The 28-year-old has enjoyed a very prolific spell with Bournemouth. Wilson has scored 67 goals in 187 appearances for the Cherries since arriving form Coventry City in 2014. In that time, he has become a stand-out performer and an integral part of Bournemouth’s 5-year spell in the premier league.
The striker’s performances in the Premier League have earned Wilson a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad. His first call-up to the squad was in November 2018, for games versus Croatia and USA. Despite being an unused sub against the Croatians, Wilson started for Southgate’s men against USA. The 28-year-old repaid his manager’s faith with a debut goal and a brilliant performance.
The Magpies Are Starting to Get Busy
As well as submitting a bid for Callum Wilson, the Magpies have been busy elsewhere.
Newcastle have also placed an initial £13.5 million bid for Norwich City’s Jamal Lewis. The young left-back has been subject to interest from several clubs this window, but it looks like the Magpies have won the battle.
Newcastle have also expressed their to desire to sign former Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser. The free-agent has reportedly been wanting a move closer to his Aberdeen-based family and Newcastle could be the destination for the Scottish International.