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Newcastle United will once again look to sign Callum Wilson

Transfer news is in full swing, and Newcastle is still looking to buy.

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We’re all tired of the takeover news, or lack thereof, so here’s a different story that you may enjoy. Newcastle United are once again looking to bring Callum Wilson from Bournemouth to the Tyneside outfit. But it isn’t without some competition, as West Ham are also looking to bring the striker into their fold as David Moyes seeks to bolster his options upfront.

This is not the first time Newcastle United have sought to sign Wilson. Previously, Rafa Benitez had an interest in the player, but the desire never became a reality. Wilson joined Bournemouth from Coventry in 2013 for around 3 million pounds, he is now expected to cost 20 million.

This would be a blow to Joelinton, who will be looking to cement his position as the club’s striker, but following this season’s performance will likely find himself on the bench or moved to a different position. The club will need to look at reliable options in the striker role and Wilson, so far, has that reliability.

Bryan’s Take:

Callum Wilson isn’t the “reliable” striker that Newcastle United had been making him out to be in their pursuit of him. He’s only crossed the 10-goal mark once in his Premier League career; however, he has done something few Newcastle United players have managed to do, and that’s score at all.

At this point, the club is desperate for a striker that actually strikes, and players are continuing to get extremely more expensive. After having wasted 40 million pounds on Joelinton, falsely expecting him to solve the goalscoring issue, 20 million no longer sounds like a terrible idea.

I also believe that Wilson may actually benefit from a midfield made up of Allan Saint-Maximin, Jonjo Shelvey, and Miguel Almiron. That sort of creativity will benefit someone like Wilson, who could certainly take advantage. I will however rate the risk of signing Callum Wilson as high.

I believe that the club could potentially find better options at that price range, or younger options for even cheaper. That doesn’t necessarily make Wilson a bad choice for striker, but I certainly don’t think he’s close to being the best.