Another Newcastle January Transfer Target Identified

Earlier tonight Sky Sports were reporting that Newcastle want to sign 24 year-old Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson in January.

This is not the first time we have been linked with Callum, with the first report surfacing around November 24th that Callum was a target, but at the time it was thought to be for a summer transfer.

However, Sky Sports are usually fairly accurate with their information, but we would be very surprised if Bournemouth are willing to let one of their best players leave in January, half way through the season.


Callum Wilson – 24 year-old Bournemouth striker

However, whether the deal can go through or not depends a lot on the player himself and in Matt Ritchie’s case he told Eddie Howe in the summer that the attraction of Newcastle was just too much.

Matt said he wanted to leave Bournemouth for Newcastle, so Howe did the deal with the Magpies.

It’s not known how much Bournemouth want for Wilson who they signed from Coventry in July, 2014 for around £3M, but it’s likely to be  a lot.

Callum started his career at his home town club Coventry, where he played for a couple of seasons in the first team after coming through the youth ranks and scored 23 goals in 55 games for them.

At Bournemouth he has done very well although he was out for most of last season after he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in September last year.

He didn’t return to action until late April and so far in the Premier League he has a total of 8 goals in 24 appearances with 3 of them coming this season in 11 appearances.

In Bournemouth’s promotion season of 2014-2015 he scored an excellent 23 goals in 50 appearances for the south coast club.

With Newcastle being successful with Matt Ritchie in the summer you have to believe that Matt would give Newcastle a glowing reference to his former team-mate.

It also looks like the club is going places with Rafa Benitez in charge and Newcastle are currently top of the Championship with 17 wins in 24 league games.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

29 comments so far

  • Belfast

    Jan 1, 2017 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #1

    I’d be very surprised if they let him go in January. Possibly in the summer but not now.

  • midweek weekend

    Jan 1, 2017 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #2

    just read this on sky, would be a very good signing imo, but have absolutely no idea how much he’d cost, he’s like their star player wont be cheap, few sources going round we want loftus cheek and fabian delph both would also be great signings time will tell.

  • martoon

    Jan 1, 2017 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Official Rafa Bingo lineup:

    Anita… Lascelles… Clark….Dummett..

  • elpaso_geordie

    Jan 1, 2017 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #4


    Get a life …….. Fcukimg Rafa Bingo … U Sand Cnut …

  • Jib

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #5

    Don’t forget MotD2 for THAT goal by Olivier Giroud

  • elpaso_geordie

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #6

    IS that what your life Has come to…. News years day .. Bit of Drink and fun hopefully and sitting masturbating over Newcastle Team for tomorrow . Christ sake…

  • Jib

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #7

    U sand cnut
    Is that anything like a Tusken Raider ?

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Wilson would be a great signing for us could see Rafa going with 2 up top if we signed him ! The boy has the lot rapid pace, work rate, good in the air , can hold the ball up and can finish!! Reminds me a little of Sir Les!

    Buying a few other teams in the premiership’s star players is how we will progress as a club so if we got him and Snodgrass that would set us up for this season while also giving us players who are currently thriving in the premiership!

    Would take Cleverly or Delph on loan as well

  • elpaso_geordie

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #9


    Exactly like one…

  • elpaso_geordie

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #10

    Star Wars geek…. What i Would Experten

  • Jib

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #11

    Oh I wouldn’t say experten just very clever

  • elpaso_geordie

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #12

    Clever or Reales geeky

  • Jib

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #13

    I think a pissed average-arsewipe is better than a foul-mouthed sober one

  • elpaso_geordie

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #14


    Did u Masturbatte to Princess Leia when Held by jabba

  • elpaso_geordie

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #15

    Or was is thought of jabbas Long fat sluggy tail penetrating your saggy bottom

  • Jib

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #16

    Be very careful average / elpaso

    Ed is more than capable of sussing out a multiple and banning all your manifestations.

  • lesh

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Recent posts suggest that the poetry reading’s about to start soon! It’s a shame that some take great delight in being troublesome and in turn spoiling the blog for most.

  • elpaso_geordie

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Your right

    Ed … King of the Blogs WHO Doesnt exagarate EveryHeadline Ever…..

    Done for tonite…

    mItrovic ist proper Shit end of … Everyone deal with it .. Andreas Andersson with bit Passion… No thanks

  • Jib

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #19

    I scored a goal like Giroud’s once.
    It was in a game of 42-a-side in the morning break at school.

  • elpaso_geordie

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #20

    I enjoyed this Blog then shit like Rafa Bingo comes afoot.. Would be Great if Any of you Could actually attend any Game of Football anywhere

  • elpaso_geordie

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #21


    Hahaha…… Bantz

  • Average_Contents

    Jan 1, 2017 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #22

    Haha, I’ve seen it all now.

    Jizz the racist homophobe scumbag with numerous accounts accusing me of having another account.

    Just to be clear, this is my one and only username. Why would I need to make another one up when I say what I want and don’t hold back with this one?

    Doesn’t make sense, just like your existence.

    Get sober. Get a life. Cretin.

  • lesh

    Jan 2, 2017 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #24


    Viva la Rafalution!

    Che would approve of it, for sure and Fidel’ll be smiling at it too.

  • Expat MAG

    Jan 2, 2017 at 2:27 AM

    Comment #25

    Happy new year to my fellow Geordies and Newcastle United fans around the world; HWTL

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jan 2, 2017 at 4:02 AM

    Comment #26

    This would be a canny signing. Wondering if this is Mitrovic away though if it’s all true.

  • jazzyp

    Jan 2, 2017 at 7:00 AM

    Comment #27

    Glad to see the love has lasted on here for an whole day in to the new year hahaha

  • firebug666

    Jan 2, 2017 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #28

    Confirmed Rafa Bingo Lineup






    2-0 Toon win HWTL!

  • Munster Mag

    Jan 2, 2017 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #29

    Fine player. Whatever about that, Rafa needs to get us attacking more. Didn’t realise boro last year were doing as well as us at this time. As the chronicle said we are not a team to enforce our advantage in games. Rafa is more about defensive control once we have the lead. I’d like to see us get at teams more, especially at home. That might mean two strikers though and that’s hardly going to happen


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