Manchester United have been “alerted” in the direction of a shock swoop for Newcastle striker Callum Wilson within the ultimate week of the January switch window.
Nizaar Kinsella (The Standard) reveals Newcastle have to “increase cash” to make sure they don’t fall foul of the Premier League’s revenue and sustainability guidelines.
The membership have spent round £400 million since being taken over by Saudi Arabia’s Public Funding Fund in 2021. Wilson, signed the earlier yr from Bournemouth, is taken into account a “sellable asset” by the possession, given the presence of fellow striker Alexander Isak.
The Swede – signed from Actual Sociedad in a deal price as much as £63 million – has impressed in his eighteen months in England, firmly establishing himself because the first-choice striker underneath Eddie Howe.
Kieran Trippier and Miguel Almiron have additionally been linked with strikes away from St James’ Park this month.
Trippier is intently courted by Bayern Munich and is believed to be open to a transfer, however the German membership have been delay by Newcastle’s asking worth for the 31-year-old.
Almiron has been supplied to golf equipment in Saudi Arabia however is described as “reluctant” in the direction of the prospect, regardless of curiosity from throughout the Saudi Professional League.
The actual fact the Public Funding Fund is accountable for each events concerned on this potential switch is one other concern which must be urgently addressed by the footballing authorities, however that’s a special story for various day.
As such, Wilson might characterize Newcastle’s finest choice to safe a fast money injection this month.
His availability has “alerted” United, Chelsea and Arsenal, with Kinsella revealing all three golf equipment are “contemplating their choices as they bid to spice up their firepower.”
It’s no secret Erik ten Hag’s facet have struggled for targets this season. They’re sixteenth within the league for targets scored and Scott McTominay is the highest scorer domestically.
In consequence, the Dutchman was believed to have made a brand new striker a precedence in January. However United have been going through their very own battles with monetary honest play and are prone to be restricted to mortgage offers this month.
Nevertheless, the recent injury to Anthony Martial – which has dominated out the French striker for practically three months – might pressure the membership to rethink this stance.
Kinsella believes Newcastle have set an asking worth of £18 million for Wilson – a confirmed goal-scorer within the Premier League.
It would show a worth too tempting for United to show down given how determined they’re on the prime finish of the pitch.
Wilson has seven targets and one help in 723 minutes of motion within the league which equates to a purpose involvement each 90 minutes.