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Exclusive: Ex-Newcastle defender believes club should have signed Weghorst

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Former United defender Steve Howey believes that the club should have signed striker Wout Weghorst in the 2020 summer transfer window.

Bild (via 90min) reported at the time that both and were keeping tabs on the striker.

Weghorst has featured over 100 times for in all competitions and has scored over 60 goals for the Bundesliga outfit.

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The 29-year-old also featured for the Netherlands at Euro 2020, where he got on the scoresheet in their opening match against Ukraine, and Howey believes that should have signed him last year.

“It could prove to be a big mistake, but I mean, it happens. I mean sometimes it goes the other way and sometimes you pay over the for a player because you think he’s going to be the next best thing and it turns out to be not what it said on the box type thing, so it goes both ways,” Howey told This is Futbol.

Steve Bruce guided the Magpies to 12th in the Premier League table last season, with Callum Wilson the club’s top goal scorer in the league after he managed to bag 12 goals.

Wilson has started this season by getting two goals in the Premier League but is currently out injured in a huge blow to Steve Bruce.

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