The Chronicle are reporting today that Rafa Benitez is still keen to bring in Bournemouth’s 24 year-old striker Callum Wilson in January.
Newcastle apparently are still hoping to make a breakthrough in the transfer market this week and before the vital game at Brentford on Saturday.
It seems it would be difficult to sign the former Coventry City striker in January, but the news is that Newcastle are still trying to negotiate a deal with Bournemouth.
Callum Wilson Newcastle still trying to sign this player
Maybe former team-mate Matt Ritchie could help persuade Callum to join us and Newcastle would be willing to pay decent money for the striker.
Callum seems to fit into Rafa’s long term plans when hopefully we are back in the Premier League next season.
If we cannot get Callum this month he will likely be a top target for us in the summer – always assuming we can get promoted.
The times we have seen Callum this season he has looked as though he would be a good addition to the squad, because he’s a good player with good speed and skill and would add to the menace up front for Newcastle.
We desperately need another striker who can regularly score goals to back up Dwight Gayle, who has been sensational for us so far this season with 19 Championship goals and he’s right at the top of the goalscoring charts.
We do need some new players to freshen up the squad, since we have looked stale and even boring over these last four games with Jonjo Shelvey out suspended.
And we simply must be promoted this season come hell or high water.