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'I'd be happy': £20m Newcastle United player suggests he wants to spend the rest of his career at St. James' Park
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'I'd be happy': £20m Newcastle United player suggests he wants to spend the rest of his career at St. James' Park

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson has suggested he wants to spend the rest of his career at the club.

Speaking on the Footballer’s Football Podcast, Wilson was reflecting on his time on Tyneside.

The 30-year-old Wilson won’t want to be thinking about retirement too soon given his age.

However, he has had plenty of injury issues throughout his career, however he could be fit to face Fulham on Saturday.

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When asked about the prospect of playing elsewhere in his career, Wilson said: “I think for me, I think it’s about the family. It’s difficult for me, I’m 30 with two kids.

“It’s a situation where I’d have to take them abroad with me, so it’s not just myself I’d be making the decision on behalf of, it would be my kids and a new culture.

“Personally, for me, I’ll just retire at Newcastle! I’d be happy with that.”

Wilson wants to retire at Newcastle

Wilson has had a relatively settled career, having only signed for three clubs permanently.

He came from the academy at Coventry City, before joining Bournemouth in 2014.

After spending six seasons on the south coast, he made the £20m move to Newcastle.

He was eventually followed to St. James’ Park by his former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe.

Wilson has been a brilliant player for Newcastle since signing, and his ability to score goals has been vital.

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The ‘outstanding’ striker has 22 Premier League goals in 47 league appearances for the Magpies.

Only Joe Willock has scored more than 10 goals in the time Wilson has been at the club.

The signing of Alexander Isak may take some of the burden off Wilson to score so many goals for the club.

There were reports this summer that Newcastle want to offer Wilson a new contract.

If that’s the case, Wilson could be one step closer to getting what he wants, and retiring at Newcastle.

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