Bournemouth accept £20m Newcastle bid for striker Wilson

Date published: Sunday 6th September 2020 10:36 - James Holland


Bournemouth have reportedly accepted a £20 million bid from Newcastle for England international Callum Wilson.

Wilson has been linked with a host of Premier League clubs following the Cherries’ relegation to the Championship.

Aston Villa were rivalling Newcastle for the player’s signature, although they’ve now pulled out of the race.

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Newcastle have become the frontrunners to sign Wilson, and according to Sky Sports they’ve had a £20 million bid accepted.

Wilson will strengthen manager Steve Bruce’s attacking options in time for the upcoming 2020/21 season.

Bruce’s strikers had a poor season last campaign as the side finished 13th in the Prem.

Record signing Joelinton managed just two goals and two assists after appearing in every Premier League game for Newcastle.

Fellow striker Dwight Gayle scored four times and assisted two more in 20 appearances.

Newcastle fans will hope that Wilson can find some of his form from the 2018/19 season, when he scored 14 goals and assisted nine more in just 30 league appearances.

That form helped him to get in the England squad and made him one of Bournemouth’s standout players in the Prem.

However, Bournemouth struggled during the most recent campaign and were ultimately relegated on 34 points.

That’s left the club with no option but to sell some of their star players.

Dutchman Nathan Ake joined Man City for £41 million this summer, while midfielder Lewis Cook has been linked with a return to Leeds United.

David Brooks has also been linked with a big money move to Man Utd if the Old Trafford club fails to sign Jadon Sancho this summer.

It looks like Aston Villa have lost out in their pursuit of Wilson. The club made two offers for the player this week in an attempt to lure him to Villa Park.

They will now focus all of their attention on Brentford forward Ollie Watkins. The 24-year-old is a proven goalscorer and has been targeted by Villa manager Dean Smith to lead their forward line.

The two clubs are currently clashing over a price, although a deal in the region of £25 million could be reached in the coming weeks.

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