Some more positive news has arrived on the transfer front, with widespread reports confirming this morning that we have had a £20m bid ACCEPTED for Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson.
Sky Sports report that the player is now free to discuss personal terms with the club and is expected to complete a move to Tyneside in the coming days – with Aston Villa WITHDRAWING their offer for the 28-year-old on Sunday morning after accepting his heart is set on a move to St James’ Park.
The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder and The Mail’s Craig Hope have also confirmed we are closing in on the deal, with both suggesting personal terms are not expected to be a problem.
So, it looks like we have FINALLY made a big move to secure the signing of a striker, and one who has a very solid track record in the Premier League too.
The deal also suggests a shift in policy from Mike Ashley, with it unlike the NUFC owner to sanction a big money move for a 28-year-old.
It looks like Wilson won’t be the only arrival on Tyneside over the coming week either, with Ryan Fraser expected to undergo a medical soon and Norwich left-back Jamal Lewis also closing in on a move after we had a £13.5m bid accepted yesterday.
It will be interesting to see if Bournemouth now follow up their interest in Matt Ritchie – who was initially expected to be included in a part-exchange deal before NUFC went in with a cash offer.
A great signing and just what we needed ahead of the new season!