Exclusive: Newcastle picked up a £ 20m Callum Wilson bid ahead of Bournemouth as Aston Villa withdrew with striker hiring at St James’ Park
- Aston Villa bid 21 million pounds on Saturday but withdrew his interest in Wilson
- The Bournemouth striker sets his sights on a move to Newcastle United
- Sportsmail He understands that Wilson will now finalize his personal terms with Newcastle
- Matt Richie, who Bournemouth is keen to get re-signed, is not part of the deal
Newcastle United’s offer of 20 million pounds for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson was accepted, Sportsmail Understood.
Aston Villa – who offered £ 21million on Saturday – has withdrawn interest because Newcastle is the player’s favorite club.
Wilson will now end the terms with the Magpies and will hopefully complete his transfer in the coming days.
Newcastle’s £ 20m offer for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has been accepted
Steve Bruce appears ready to drop his main target in the Bournemouth Wilson attack
Newcastle player Matt Richie – who Bournemouth keeps an interest in signing – is not part of the deal.
Steve Bruce is desperate to attack the reinforcements and is set to land his first goal.
Coach Dwight Gayle lost to a knee injury until at least December and only Andy Carroll appeared in the last warm-up matches.
Wilson, 28, scored seven goals with Cherries last season, but was unable to prevent his relegation to the championship.
The 28-year-old prefers a move to Newcastle over Aston Villa and seems to have fulfilled his wish
Wilson would be a huge acquisition for the Magpies after Middlesbrough lost them 5–1 in a pre-season match before the 2020-21 season.
The 28-year-old has been a standout player since joining Chrys in 2014 from Coventry, scoring 67 goals in 187 appearances for the club.
Wilson’s impressive performances in the Premier League also saw him in the England squad led by Gareth Southgate, as he secured his first call-up in November 2018 for matches against the United States and Croatia.