Newcastle United have reportedly agreed a new deal with young winger Adam Wilson despite a tumultuous spell with numerous injuries over the past couple of seasons – and Toon supporters have reacted on Twitter.
Wilson, 20, has struggled to kick on at Newcastle despite being a four-time England Under-18 international and even attracting interest from the Championship a couple of seasons ago. Calf and thigh problems have been the reason for just that.
The winger, though, has shown promise when fit. Able to play on either flank or in the number 10 role, Wilson has clocked up 36 league and cup appearances for the club’s second string – having a hand in eight goals.
Just this season, he has managed seven Premier League 2 appearances and has netted two times. The Chronicle state that Newcastle have agreed terms with the highly-rated attacker, giving Wilson a chance to play catch-up and reach his potential.
The report states that Wilson attracted interest from Championship side Blackburn a couple of seasons ago, and the winger may now need a loan spell given Matt Ritchie, Miguel Almiron, Joelinton and Allan Saint-Maximin are ahead in the pecking order.
Newcastle supporters have reacted on Twitter to the reported news that the club have agreed a new deal for Wilson this week, and many are happy to see he has put pen to paper. Some fans want game time for Wilson, amid the contract news.
another one we wont see
— ToonBarmy2 (@Barmy2Toon) July 6, 2020
Need to think about getting these lads some league experience. 5 games left – a few tough games admittedly- but a cameo with no crowd might do wonders for their development.
— Nufc42 (@nufc42) July 6, 2020
Be nice to give him a bit of game time.
We have nothing to lose and it would be a great experience for the lad.
— toony (@ColinWi73944579) July 6, 2020
Sold to Plymouth next season
— Adam (@LammoHD) July 6, 2020
Good job. #NUFC
— NUFC_Africa (@NUFC_Africa) July 6, 2020
It would be good to see the Toon give their kids a chance. How many times down the years have we heard about hot prospects that are never given a shot? Give him a few games. Sorensen too.
— Bobby Dazzler (@BobbyDazzler666) July 6, 2020
Best of luck Adam??
— West Country Toon Man (@toon_west) July 6, 2020