Callum Wilson Dumps Bournemouth, Signs For Newcastle

Callum Wilson

Callum Wilson on Monday completed his move to Premier League club Newcastle from relegated Bournemouth for a reported fee of £20 million ($26 million).

The 28-year-old England forward has signed a four-year deal with Steve Bruce’s side.

“Newcastle United are delighted to announce the signing of striker Callum Wilson from AFC Bournemouth,” the club said in a statement.

“The 28-year-old joins the Magpies for an undisclosed fee and has signed a contract that will keep him at St James’ Park until summer 2024.”

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Manager Bruce said he was delighted to sign the player from Bournemouth, who were relegated last season.

“He has done fantastically well at Bournemouth and was deservedly playing center-forward for England less than two years ago.” he said.

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

Wilson, who was also wanted by Aston Villa, is relishing the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of some of the cub’s biggest names.

He said: “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.”

AFP

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