Newcastle United seal the deal for Callum Wilson from Bournemouth as they continue their summer spending.
Relegated side Bournemouth, as expected, are losing a number of their star players to a host of Premier League clubs. The latest player to leave is forward Callum Wilson. He will join Steve Bruce’s Magpies in a deal said to be £20m and that will keep him at the club for the next four years.
The player snubbed a move to top-six side Tottenham, rejecting a chance to play under the stewardship of Jose Mourinho and in a side playing European football. Adding to the list of refusals, Wilson ignored the opportunity to join the project at Aston Villa, probably not in the mood to fight a relegation fight again.
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Callum Wilson has signed for Newcastle from Bournemouth for £20m on a four-year deal.
Wilson turned down Aston Villa and flew from the south coast to Tyneside in Mike Ashley’s private helicopter to complete the deal, leaving Bournemouth after six years following their relegation to the Sky Bet Championship. (Via: Sky Sports)
Steve Bruce is getting the backing from Mike Ashley and the owner is making sure the fans can enjoy their summer post-pandemic and post no major takeover. The fact Ashley flew Callum over from the South Coast to Tyneside shows their intensions for the up and coming campaign.
The club has already welcomed free agent, Jeff Hendrick and other ex-Cherry and also a free agent, Ryan Fraser, who is still to be confirmed by the club. The Toons are showing a lot of ambition in the market with their new additions and they are not stopping at Wilson.
As per reports, Norwich left-back Jamel Lewis is close to joining after they accepted Newcastle’s £15m bid for the player. Lacking in goals and being weak in certain defensive areas appears it could be a thing of the past at St. James’ Park.
Their new English striker comes with 91 competitive goals in 256 appearances. He has an eye for goal and formed a formidable partnership with potential newcomer Fraser when the two were at the Vitality Stadium together.