Callum Wilson’s preferred move now made clear after Aston Villa bid £1m more than NUFC

Following our £20m offer this morning, Aston Villa have now outbid Newcastle United with a £21m offer for Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson, according to The Mail and Sky Sports.

It seems Bournemouth didn’t even have the chance to accept or decline the Newcastle bid before the Villains increased the stakes of our proposed offer, however there’s one key factor that’s emerged from all of this – Wilson is believed to PREFER a move to Tyneside.

This is the view of several reputable reporters, with Keith Downie (Sky Sports), Craig Hope (The Mail) and Lee Ryder (The Chronicle) all tweeting in the last few moments that the players agent has indicated that the 28-year-old striker favours Newcastle United over Aston Villa.

See what all three have had to say below, with Downie insisting that Newcastle are in ‘pole position’ to land Wilson due to player power:

A major and slightly worrying downside is that Bournemouth could now sit back and allow a bidding war to commence – something that hasn’t tended to end well during Mike Ashley’s reign.

Hearing Wilson wants to sign is great, but it’s worth remembering that money talks. If Aston Villa outmuscle us financially, offer him big wages and the chance of Premier League football, we could well lose out.

Let’s hope that we can get Wilson “over the line”, as we look to be making some big moves this summer if we can get him, Fraser and Lewis through the door.

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3 thoughts on “Callum Wilson’s preferred move now made clear after Aston Villa bid £1m more than NUFC

  1. Bowen ‘wanted’ to come to Newcastle, and was tipped for months to make the move up here from Hull. But we don’t do bidding wars, we just give up and move on to cheaper targets. I won’t hold my breath. However, good news on Norwich accepting an offer for Lewis, he’s a good player! If we get him, Fraser and either Chris Wood or Wilson it would be a great window, considering Ashley is still in charge!


  2. Wilson prefers tyneside is bull from a source “close to Wilson” its just sky making stuff up .Wilsons extended family lives in Coventry just as fraser wants tyneside being closer to family,wilson will choose villa for the same reason.


  3. Villa fan here, According to reports we’re to offer £70,000 a week to Ollie Watkins, I assume it would be around the same for Wilson too, do you think Newcastle would match that ?

    Personally i’d rather leave Wilson to you guys and Villa focus on both Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma so they already have that partnership with it being so late to get a pre season under them.

    Anyway good luck Newcastle, I would like to see you guys stay up, obviously behind us though 😉


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