Wilson set on NUFC move, not Aston Villa – but Bournemouth demanding big money – Report

The Daily Mail’s Craig Hope has revealed that Newcastle United is Callum Wilson preferred destination, with the striker now waiting on the club to strike a deal with Bournemouth.

Sky Sports reported on Tuesday morning that ourselves and Aston Villa were both in talks to sign the 28-year-old, however it seems like his heart is set on a move to St James’ Park.

That said, a deal involving Matt Ritchie plus cash is yet to be struck with the Cherries – and Hope states that Bournemouth won’t be selling their star man on the cheap, meaning the part-exchange may have to include a sizeable fee.

Here’s a snippet from his latest piece for the Daily Mail:

Callum Wilson is waiting for Bournemouth and Newcastle to agree a deal on his proposed move to St James’ Park, with Steve Bruce’s need for signings greater than ever after a 5-1 drubbing at Middlesbrough.

Sources close to Bournemouth say they are still waiting for an official approach from Newcastle, but expect that an offer is incoming.

A swap deal involving Matt Ritchie plus cash for Wilson has been mooted but insiders say Bournemouth, despite their relegation, will not be selling at a reduced rate, evidenced by the £41million it cost Manchester City to sign Nathan Ake and the £18.5m Sheffield United paid for Aaron Ramsdale.

However, we understand Newcastle is Wilson’s preferred destination and sources are hopeful of movement in the next 48 hours.

So, it really does seem like this is a deal that’s there for the taking, with Wilson eager to sign and Sky Sports recently suggesting that Ritchie is open to a move closer to his family down South and also a ‘priority target’ for Bournemouth ahead of their upcoming campaign in the Championship – a league he’s had huge success in.

As I stated in a recent piece, it feels like this deal may hinge on the amount of cash we are prepared to offer alongside Ritchie.

The Chronicle recently stated that their asking price for Wilson was £30m, so it wouldn’t surprise me if they want £20m plus Ritchie for the 28-year-old – and that we are willing to pay more like £10-£15m.

We shall see, but talk that we are Wilson’s first choice is certainly a good starting point and what you want to hear as a fan!

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6 thoughts on “Wilson set on NUFC move, not Aston Villa – but Bournemouth demanding big money – Report

  1. Hope this report is right. As a Villa supporter I would much rather Wilson head on up to Newcastle
    please.

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  2. Could Ashley f*ck this by his usual penny pinching, of course, but hopefully we won’t have long to wait to find out if the 48 hours thing is accurate. The Chronic were saying that fans are split on Ritchie leaving as part of the deal. Are they? I haven’t seen any one that’s that heartbroken at the prospect on social media and elsewhere. He’s a hard worker but we have better options on the wings. Arguably he’s valuable as another option at left back, but I’d rather a specialist in that position as opposed to Ritchie out of position.

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  3. Paul Messenger:
    Hope this report is right. As a Villa supporter I would much rather Wilson head on up to Newcastle
    please.

    Lol, what so you can carry on with Samatta up front until Wesley comes back from injury. You’re delusional if you think Villa could sign a better option than Wilson with premier league experience.

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  4. Kevin: Lol, what so you can carry on with Samatta up front until Wesley comes back from injury. You’re delusional if you think Villa could sign a better option than Wilson with premier league experience.

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