Newcastle have addressed the defense this window with the additions of Matt Targett on a permanent basis, goalkeeper Nick Pope, and marquee signing Sven Botman at center-back. The focus will soon shift to the final third in the hopes of adding goals to the squad.
One instant boost would be if Callum Wilson manages to stay fit for the bulk of the upcoming season. Wilson has been Newcastle’s top scorer for each of the last two campaigns despite missing long spells through injury.
The Mirror is reporting that Wilson will soon enter new contract talks with his current deal set to expire in just two years. This could be Wilson’s final chance at a bumper contract as passed the age of 30 earlier this year.
Eddie Howe remains an admirer of Wilson, who he also managed at Bournemouth. He is keen on tying the striker down long-term. Wilson’s return from a four-month injury this past May reminded everyone of his value to the team. A full season from Callum could see Newcastle fighting for a place in Europe.
Howe will still look to bring in more options up front and lessen the load on Wilson. So far, the window has proven extremely frustrating with the collapsed move for Hugo Ekitike and inflated quotes for other targets like Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
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266 comments so far
Jul 3, 2022 at 9:13 PMComment #81
The mighty wyn
Alas Wine women and song has ruined many a career, i hope to God Carltoon doesn`t see this post 😀 😀
Jul 3, 2022 at 9:13 PMComment #82
Yeah, good decision to offer Wilson a new contract. I’d give him another 6 years. If he makes 50 appearances in that time, I’d Be surprised. It’s like a social club with Howe in charge. Always has his favourites.
Jul 3, 2022 at 9:20 PMComment #83
Is there not a mackem blog you can infiltrate
Jul 3, 2022 at 9:23 PMComment #84
Wor B is this the caravan you were thinking about in Whitley Bay :B
Did you manage to see any of the Irish Open today mate?
Jul 3, 2022 at 9:32 PMComment #85
That’s the very caravan! Spent my childhood holidays there, minus the priests! 😆
No golf for me today, TV, or on the course. 🙁
Been full on in the garden today.
Jul 3, 2022 at 9:36 PMComment #86
Id guess giving Wilson an extended contract is an utter no brainer
Lets hope they bring in someone to give him some compitition
The kid they are giving a chnace too is also a great move
Jul 3, 2022 at 9:38 PMComment #87
GWH, I’m sure the screening of the away games were for one season. But what great experience for the kids. Plus he I’m sure we always won.
Magic I seen that post. 😮
Jul 3, 2022 at 9:53 PMComment #88
Speaking of the garden ill have to get my own done this week mate, as for the golf i actually played fairly well on friday for a change, but the previous 3 weeks were a total disaster 😀 My excuse i hadn`t played for 8 years previously 😀
Jul 3, 2022 at 9:58 PMComment #89
I hope to God i`m not in your little black diary!!! i promise to be on my best behaviour forthwith ;D 😀
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:01 PMComment #90
I tee’d off on my lonesome one day last week, the guy waiting behind in the next slot was also a lone golfer so I offered him the option to join me which he did. He was from Carrickfergus, lovely guy and a cracking golfer!
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:03 PMComment #91
Wilson terrified the Arsenal defence last home game of the season. He deserves to be on an extended contract if he can stay fit. The key works is ‘if’. If he can, then great. If he can’t, then he shouldn’t be getting the top whack every week. Any contract should be built around that IMHO.
I really, really rate Wilson though….despite the Kets silly comments
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:03 PMComment #92
Wor B, not like you to be playing a round with a stranger 😉
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:04 PMComment #93
Mund you won’t like me saying this, but I hope you take it in the right spirit. I can appreciate that you weren’t involved in the e máil carry on, but I thought you were pretty aggressive yesterday. The suggestion of a face to face meet was laced with aggressive intent, in my opinion anyway. I’d prefer Jail to come back, which will seem odd given the rucks we had, in the same way as I wouldn’t want you to leave either. Two regular posters, both needed here. This place needs to be moderated, like other similar sites. Or else we all need to self moderate.
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:06 PMComment #94
I agree Munster
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:06 PMComment #95
And I don’t like agreeing with you 😉
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:07 PMComment #96
If we had any intention of signing a big name striker we would also need to get Wilson to sign another contract before hand
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:08 PMComment #97
Haha, those days are long gone.
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:11 PMComment #98
Evening all, I’ve read back on last night and in all honesty it’s completely shameful. No matter your opinion on Raj it shouldn’t have gotten to a stage where he feels the need to leave the blog.
Tom should be banned for his part in last night IMO. Goading Mund and Raj to boiling point by shit stirring and then having the brass neck to threaten Raj with his personal details when he cried victim over Dubai Micky doing the same to him and his missus. Complete joke.
That’s the last I’ll say on the matter. I won’t be posting much if at all following last night. Not worth the bother.
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:15 PMComment #99
How do I change my username as I feel my suffering has subsided haha ?
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:16 PMComment #100
I see you played with a guy from Carrickfergus a lovely part of the country mate, John J from the blog has been in Carrickfergus in the past, have you ever played golf in Ireland Wor B? Some fantastic courses over here mate, you would be in your element no doubt.
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:17 PMComment #101
I was the one called a coward and he wanted to see me face to face. No violence was threatened and I was pissed because I was being associated with all that BS. Take txt all you like mate but I didn’t offer or threaten violence in anyway.
Last I’ll say on it
JP...from The Rock
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:18 PMComment #102
Newcastle United have begun negotiations for Bayer Leverkusen’s Moussa Diaby.
Eddie Howe is keen to add more firepower to his attack, and a move for Diaby is prioritised over Youri Tielemans. #nufc [@CBSSportsGolazo]
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:29 PMComment #103
There’s a niggling feeling that Chris Wood could turn into our next Leon Best. We’ve totally written him off but he just might prove us wrong next season. He’ll probably only get that chance in the cups at first but you never know. Jesus look at Joelinton.
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:31 PMComment #104
JP… Thats amazing news!
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:32 PMComment #105
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:39 PMComment #106
Would be something special signing Diaby
Diaby, Paqueta, Ekitike
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:41 PMComment #107
So many courses, so little time.
Hopefully one day I might get to dig up a little bit of the Emerald Isle with my 7 iron. 🙂
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:45 PMComment #108
Playing golf on your own is no fun really.
I had 3 regular buddies and we were getting 2 rounds a week in as there was always at least 2 willing to play, but for various reasons we’ve hardly played the past 2 months. Hopefully we’ll be getting back to normal soon, but it’s made me realise how dependent I am on just a handful of people to play.
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:47 PMComment #109
That would be absolutely amazing mate. I hope so much that will happen.
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:48 PMComment #110
Wor B – this will make you laugh, I could have (and I’d say should have) won the golf comp yesterday but had a total meltdown on the par 3 16th and scored a TEN! Two shanks off the tee, a belated decision to take an unplayable and ended in a 3 putt. Even a nine would have put me in 2nd place for my division but a 5 would have seen me winning the whole weekend comp outright. Very bizarre…
And you might think my head had gone but I then got a par on a very difficult par 5 and a bogey on the 18th.
We live and learn…handicap came down 0.8 at least…
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:49 PMComment #111
What was the name of that young midfielder we were linked to? Sudic or something
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:50 PMComment #112
Jeez Mund that doesn’t wash. I cant be bothered looking at yesterday’s posts but I fully remember your tone being pretty aggressive.
That said, assuming the stuff about é mails etc is correct, that’s the bigger issue here by far, and someone ( and I understand this wasn’t you) or some people need to cop the FK on about this.
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:50 PMComment #113
Let’s hope mate. Even Paqueta and Diaby would be stuff of dreams but we know they are after a striker as well. So could be Paqueta, Diaby and ?
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:51 PMComment #114
Why are people knocking Wilson? His goals have kept us in the league this long and if people remember he turned down offers from Chelsea when he was at Bournemouth and he loves being here
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:53 PMComment #115
Who’s up for some flag chaos in all four stands
Is that a case of flagulation?
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:53 PMComment #116
Diaby, yes please. All day long.
I think ekitike is dead for now, and I couldn’t care less. I see the sky guy (the good guy) is saying same again. One loan, one purchase. Hope he’s wrong.
If luke Edwards said this he’d be shot!
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:56 PMComment #117
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:56 PMComment #118
Mund I have a feeling Paqueta is already agreed in principal, and he will be announced last, to give us a big push into the season. That’s my conspiracy theory anyway. 🙂
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:56 PMComment #119
Paqueta and Diaby and we’d be in dreamland
Plus the elusive striker and we’re on a rush.
No wonder there’s talk of Ekitike feeling left out. Methinks he needs to ditch his self centred Agent and get someone who can look after his welfare and carrier, not just lining his own pockets
Jul 3, 2022 at 10:57 PMComment #120
Magic did u see the hurling? Gwan limerick!!