Sky Sports claim NUFC are trying to sign relegated duo – West Ham, Palace & Spurs also keen

Sky Sports are reporting that we are plotting a double swoop for Bournemouth stars Callum Wilson and David Brooks.

Various reports have linked us with a move for England international Wilson since his side suffered relegation to the second tier on Sunday, and Sky Sports now report that The Cherries will be forced to cash in for a fee ‘in excess of £20m’ this summer.

West Ham and Spurs are also thought to be monitoring his situation, as it seems unlikely he will want to ply his trade in the second tier with a place in next summers England squad still up for grabs.

He would fit the bill for us up front, with his pace in behind and eye for a goal being something we seriously lacked across 2019/20, as we scored just 38 goals in 38 games – our lowest ever tally – and saw Joelinton, Gayle, Carroll and Muto bag just FOUR between them.

Another player Sky Sports believe we’re ‘keen to sign’ is winger Brooks, who will also be wanting to play top flight football next season.

The talented Welsh winger has missed most of this campaign with an ankle injury, but has impressed on the South Coast since his £11m switch from Sheffield United in 2018.

They report that ourselves, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Leicester are all in the running for the 23-year-old, meaning he too will be in high demand following their relegation to the second tier.

A striker has to be the priority for us in the window, with a winger also placed high on the wish list, especially as it looks as though Valentino Lazaro won’t be extending his stay on Tyneside.

Throw a left-back into the mix and those three positions should be the bare minimum that we bring in to help bolster our options, which is already looking thin in some areas despite having a relatively large squad.

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