• July 19, 2024

Saudi Club’s Potential Acquisition of Callum Wilson May Lead to his Exit from Newcastle as Magpies Look to Secure Funds

Eddie Howe could be forced to green-light Callum Wilson’s exit this month.

Saudi Arabian side Al-Shabab could get the ball rolling in a chain of events that will see Atletico Madrid target Newcastle star Callum Wilson. The England international has reportedly been shortlisted as a target by Diego Simeone’s side, and their pursuit could be set to become more vigorous. Newcastle have made it no secret that they will need to offload some of their more valuable assets over the coming transfer windows to strengthen their Financial Fair Play position.

Joelinton, Bruno Guimaraes and Alexander Isak are among those to have been linked with an exit from St James’ Park, though the trio look set to remain at the club. Bayern Munich have looked to capitalise by luring Kieran Trippier away from Tyneside, though they have seen several offers knocked back for the right-back, with Newcastle not keen to part ways with the England international. The Magpies could be forced to entertain a fresh round of bids for one of their other key players though, with striker Wilson likely to attract further interest.

According to the Daily Mail, Atletico Madrid have shortlisted the ex-Bournemouth star as one of their key targets this month, having already seen a loan enquiry rejected by the club. Ben Jacobs reports that Al-Shabab are strapping in for a busy end to the transfer window and want to make an ‘audacious move’ for the Spain international. Morata was targeted by the Middle Eastern last summer and they are keen to test Atletico’s resolve with a fresh bid for the ex-Chelsea star.

Eddie Howe’s side would certainly need to replace the injury-prone forward for the second half of the season as they look to push for the European places, but the chance to cash in on one of their more replaceable players could be an opportunity too good to pass up on for the higher powers at Newcastle – who would consequently be granted the ability to splash the cash in the summer.

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