Callum Wilson has signed for Newcastle from Bournemouth for £20m on a four-year deal.
Wilson turned down Aston Villa and flew from the south coast to Tyneside in Mike Ashley’s private helicopter to complete the deal, leaving Bournemouth after six years following their relegation to the Sky Bet Championship.
Wilson becomes the third-highest transfer fee paid by Newcastle for a player, behind Joelinton (£40m from Hoffenheim in 2019) and Miguel Almiron (£21m from Atlanta United in 2019).
“From the minute I knew that Newcastle were interested, it was definitely something that appealed to me,” Wilson told Newcastle’s official website.
“It’s a massive club with great history. Along the years, they’ve had great strikers so if I can emulate half of what they’ve done, I’d like to attempt that. Continue reading