Aston Villa should look to move for Newcastle striker Callum Wilson this summer amid Lee Hendrie’s transfer claim.
Reports back in the summer transfer window suggested that the club were looking to sign him back in September, but the England international ended up joining Newcastle instead.
However, with the Magpies potentially facing relegation from the Premier League this season, Hendrie has suggested that Wilson should be a target for Dean Smith’s side this summer.
He told Football Transfer Tavern: “I mean, Callum Wilson would be another one if you’re talking about Newcastle getting relegated. Callum Wilson’s scored goals in a team that’s really struggled this season, so there’s lots of elements of certainly where you’d look at and think ‘yes’, they’re the players you sort of try and bring into the club and nurture and push it forward.”
He scored the equaliser against Tottenham, netted a decisive brace in a 3-1 win over Burnley, bagged both goals in the 2-1 victory over Everton and had a hand in both of Newcastle’s goals in 2-0 triumphs against Crystal Palace and Everton respectively (Transfermarkt).
Wilson has earned rave reviews in his time playing in the Premier League, with Eddie Howe, his former manager at Bournemouth, particularly effusive in his praise of the striker.
He said of the striker: “He is an outstanding player with unique attributes for us. He has that ability to run in behind and he’s got the work ethic off the ball and, of course, he knows where the goal is.”
If the Magpies do go down, Villa should finally land the £22.5m-rated Wilson this summer, as Hendrie has suggested.