The free agent with 77 Premier League goals NUFC can sign if Wilson’s injury is a bad one

Although we’re yet to find out the extent of Callum Wilson’s hamstring injury, the early signs don’t look great.

The Northern Echo reported on Monday that the club fear he’ll be missing for the majority of what remains of 2020 – a grim prospect given we have 10 games, including a cup quarter final at Brentford, between now and January 2nd.

Considering he’s been involved in eight of our ten goals so fa this season (six goals and two assists) and given us a totally new and much needed threat in and around the box, it goes without saying that he’d be a monumental miss.

Add to that the fact Dwight Gayle is injured (and not likely to be ready for another month), Andy Carroll is looking way out of sorts at this level (and without a Premier League goal for almost three years) and Joelinton just isn’t a striker, it really feels like we need another option should Wilson’s injury be a bad one.

With all the above in mind, it may be a good time to mention Daniel Sturridge is available on a free.

It’s hypothetical of course and highly unlikely, but with all of his options behind Wilson either unfit or unreliable for one reason or another, desperate times may cause for desperate measures.

Sturridge has had his fair share of injury issues, but 77 goals and 29 assists in 218 Premier League appearances is some going and he’s still only 31, with him currently a free agent after leaving Turkish side Trabzonspor earlier this year.

During that time in Turkey he bagged seven goals and four assists in 16 games and is believed to have been working hard in the gym over the past few months as he looks to land a new club.

He’s no Callum Wilson, but when Carroll and Joelinton are the only options if bad news arrives on our current No 13 in the coming days, it wouldn’t be the worst move in the world.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

3 thoughts on “The free agent with 77 Premier League goals NUFC can sign if Wilson’s injury is a bad one

  1. if wilson going to be out until jan it looks like the cabbages luck might have run out carroll cant score and sicknote gayle is a waste of space the amount of money he has earnt in last 2 seasons and hasnt played even a handful of games even when he comes back will probably only last 2 games before another injury the guys a crock should have got rid when we could of got some money for him but cabbage is too stupid to even think about sturridge anyway what good would he be playing for this team under bruce he isnt a defender


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