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Newcastle plotting contract talks with Callum Wilson

A big update has emerged on Newcastle United and their plans for Callum Wilson as the summer transfer window heats up.

What’s the talk?

According to The Mirror, PIF are plotting a new deal for the centre-forward and are set to hold behind-the-scene talks with him in the coming weeks.

He currently has two years left to run on his contract and the report claims that the club want to secure his long-term future by pinning him down to an extension.

It is stated that the Magpies’ head coach is a big fan of the number nine and believes that he will be an important member of the group moving forward.

Newcastle do, however, want to add another striker before the end of the window and have had their eye on Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who they have been quoted a fee of £60m for.

Supporters will love it

The Toon boss and supporters alike will love this news because it suggests that Wilson will be staying and that another player will be coming in to challenge him for a starting spot.

Whilst the England international is an impressive goalscorer, the ex-Bournemouth man has struggled to stay fit since arriving at St. James’ Park. He joined the club in the summer of 2020 and has missed 35 competitive matches through injury in the subsequent two years.

This is a cause for concern and is why Howe will appreciate the club’s desire to add another option at the top end of the pitch. Chris Wood came in during the January window but was unable to prove himself to be an adequate replacement as he scored two goals – one from open play – in 17 Premier League matches for Newcastle.

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Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson celebrates with Joelinton

How many 2021/22 Premier League goals did Newcastle score?

Supporters will also be buzzing because keeping Wilson will be a big boost to the team when he is fit and available to play.

In the 2021/22 campaign, he found the back of the net eight times in 16 starts. This came after he plundered 12 goals and five assists in 23 starts in his debut season in black and white – meaning that he has averaged a direct goal contribution more than once every two starts in the Premier League for the club.

This shows that he has the quality to make a huge impact in the final third and that is why everyone associated with the club will be elated to keep him in the squad for many more years to come.

AND in other news, “Lots of talk..”: Keith Downie drops exciting NUFC transfer claim that’ll elate Howe…

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