Newcastle United Complete Signing of Callum Wilson

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In what was meant to be a summer of turmoil following the fallout of takeover failure, Newcastle United have just completed the signing of Callum Wilson  for a fee of around £20 million. He has signed a four year deal.

The forward adds an undoubted creative spark to a previously unimaginative Newcastle frontline. In particular, he should add the much-needed goalscoring touch in which Joelinton failed to provide last season.

Wilson could yet link up with former Bournemouth teammate Ryan Fraser as he also reportedly nears a move.

Callum Wilson Completes Newcastle Move

Further Progression Under Steve Bruce?

When Steve Bruce first came through the doors of St James’ Park, he was met with several critiques who questioned his ability to guide Newcastle away from relegation. 

A year later, however, and Newcastle have comfore Btably survived one season of his reign, and are heading into the second season with the addition of attacking talent. 

With a proven goalscorer in Wilson, Newcastle’s troubles in front of goal should be no more. They no longer have to worry about scraping results as a result of defensive desperation. Against the lesser teams, the former Bournemouth forward’s quality should stand out and make the difference. 

Wilson should prove to be a smart acquisition as Newcastle look to push further up the table and potentially into the top half.

What Was Said?

After putting pen to paper on the move, Wilson stated: “From the minute I knew that Newcastle were interested, it was definitely something that appealed to me.

“It’s a massive club with great history. Along the years, they’ve had great strikers so if I can emulate half of what they’ve done, I’d like to attempt that.

“I believe in my ability as a player. As a striker I think it’s important to set yourself goals long term and short term, and I’m hoping to achieve them.

His new manager, Steve Bruce, then went onto say:

“Callum is somebody I’ve admired for a long time and I’m delighted to get him.

“He has done fantastically well at Bournemouth and was deservedly playing centre forward for England less than two years ago.

“The club has worked ever so hard to get Callum here and we have beaten off competition from a number of clubs.

“I’m grateful the club has made it happen. Lee Charnley and those behind the scenes deserve a lot of credit.”

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