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Callum Wilson extends his contract with Newcastle

Prolific striker Callum Wilson has signed a fresh contract with Newcastle United, extending his stay until 2025. 

The 31-year-old joined the Magpies from Bournemouth for £20 million in September 2020.

Wilson’s formidable presence up front has made him a fan favourite, and his statistics reflect his prowess. 

He has bagged 40 goals in 79 Premier League appearances for Newcastle, including an impressive tally of 18 goals last season.

Wilson played a pivotal role in catapulting the club to a remarkable fourth-place finish, securing their ticket to the Champions League.

His goalscoring exploits have etched his name in the annals of Newcastle’s history, as he now stands fifth on the club’s all-time Premier League scoring chart.

He is only seven goals behind Peter Beardsley, who holds second place.

Although the current season has presented challenges for Newcastle, with three losses in their first four Premier League games, Wilson has weighed in with a couple of goals.

He has firmly established himself as one of the league’s premier strikers over the past few seasons.

Wilson sprang to prominence with Bournemouth, where he played an instrumental role in their Premier League stay after promotion in 2015 before moving to Tyneside in 2020.

He said (via Newcastle’s officialwebsite): “I’m delighted to extend my time here. It’s a fantastic football club.

“I’ve been welcomed ever since I came through the door and now the club’s going in a fantastic direction and on a journey so it’s nice to commit my future to be to being a part of that.

“We’ve got some great things to look forward to and I think being around here, the city, fan base, is what players dream of so I can’t wait to be around for the next few years.

“When I first joined the club, I had ambitions to come back to the Premier League having been relegated with Bournemouth and over the first few interviews I mentioned Europe and I mentioned getting to 100 Premier League goals.

“They were ambitions of mine and they still are. I’m close to getting into the ‘100 Club’ and becoming the second all-time Premier League scorer for Newcastle would be an amazing achievement, having looked up to (Alan) Shearer for many years.

“There are so many fantastic names that have been before me at Newcastle – goalscorers who have worn the number nine – and it’d be nice to join them in the record books during my time here.”

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