In the forthcoming summer transfer window, Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson.
The Magpies striker is reportedly enticing Manchester United as a possible summer alternative to solve their striker need, according to Spanish publication Fichajes.
Once again, Man United had a quiet January. The club wants to focus on summer transfer targets as they were waiting for approval from the Premier League for Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s deal to takeover 25% of the club.
Football director John Murtough said back in December that the team did not see the winter window as a chance to do major business. Still, some would have expected a last-minute surprise, along the lines of Marcel Sabitzer’s loan transfer a year ago.
Erik ten Hag acknowledged that the Premier League’s profit and sustainability worries and Financial Fair Play prevented United from signing a striker in January. Due to Anthony Martial’s injury, they are looking for some options; the Frenchman may leave in the summer, creating a void.
Newcastle’s seasoned striker Callum Wilson is one of numerous hopefuls to take that spot. In the last week of the January transfer window, Wilson’s availability for under £18 million apparently caught the attention of several Premier League teams, including the Red Devils.
Wilson was seen to be a possible sellable asset and Newcastle needed money badly to stay in compliance with the Premier League’s profit and sustainability regulations. But Manchester United had no leeway in terms of funding a transfer.
Wilson has been a Newcastle player since 2020. The 31-year-old, who has made 216 Premier League appearances thus far in his career and has assisted 23 goals and scored an amazing 86 goals, is a vital member of Eddie Howe’s team.
So far this season, the striker has made seven starts and eight substitute appearances for Newcastle in the Premier League, totaling seven goals and one assist. However, the England international striker has struggled with injuries since joining St. James’ Park, which is one of the reasons the Magpies may want to let him go in the summer.