Newcastle appear to have taken a big step forward in their pursuit of Callum Wilson over the weekend.
Wilson, 28, has been plying his trade with Bournemouth since 2014
The forward has of course gone on to establish himself as a key member of the Cherries’ attack during this time.
All told, in 187 outings across all competitions for Bournemouth, the hitman has netted 67 and assisted 30.
Wilson’s 2018/19 campaign proved particularly impressive, with the Englishman having scored 14 and assisted 10 in 30 Premier League outings.
And though the Coventry youth didn’t enjoy as much success in front of goal last time out, Bournemouth, as a whole, endured a dismal 2019/20, which eventually resulted in the club being relegated to the Championship.
As such, with the Cherries set to be plying their trade in the second-tier of English football this coming season, Wilson’s stint at the Vitality looks likely to come to an imminent end.
Newcastle have Wilson bid accepted
Since the Cherries were condemned to the Championship, several top-flight sides have been linked with the Englishman this summer.
Tottenham and Fulham have been named as potentially interested parties.
But recent days would see two other outfits, Newcastle and Aston Villa, appear to take the lead in the Wilson race.
Now, on Sunday, it looks as though one of those outfits have won the race to sign the Bournemouth hitman.
As per the Newcastle Chronicle, Newcastle’s £20m bid for Wilson has been accepted and the striker must now agree personal terms with the Magpies.
As for the reported interest in Wilson from Villa, the above-linked report claims Dean Smith’s side have dropped out of the race.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) September 6, 2020