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Andrew Cole backs Newcastle’s signing of Callum Wilson

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Andrew Cole backs Newcastle’s signing of Callum Wilson

Newcastle United have been praised for their capture of Callum Wilson by former stiker Andrew Cole, who reckons the 28-year-old is a bargain.

Wilson is already off the mark for the Magpies having scored in the 2-0 defeat of West Ham United on Saturday.

The £20 million signing from Bournemouth has been brought in to score the goals Joelinton couldn’t last season, and hopes are high for the four-time England international.

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In the eyes of ex-Magpies star Cole, Wilson is very astute business.

He told The Daily Star: “Only time will tell. I think at £20m it’s a good acquisition.

“He’s had a few seasons in the Premier League now, I think his best return has been around 15-18 goals.

 

“I think with Wilson, £20 million, I don’t think that’s anything you can grumble at because you look at Aston Villa and they’ve spent £28 million (BBC Sport) on a kid who has never played in the Premier League [Ollie Watkins], you don’t know what he’s going to give you.

“I think Steve Bruce has been very astute there.”

TBR’s View – Wilson could be one of the bargains of the season

Bournemouth may have been relegated, but £20 million is still an excellent price for Wilson, who has proven himself at the highest level.

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Newcastle’s goalscoring struggles have been well documented, but he is as good a solution as they could have hoped for.

Cole has backed Wilson for a strong season, and with players like Ryan Fraser, Miguel Almiron and Allan Saint-Maximin surrounding him, there’s every chance he could become one of the best bargains by any club.

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