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Newcastle United: Journalist makes claim on current striker

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Journalist Dean Jones has claimed that Callum Wilson is set to have a lack of involvement next season for Newcastle United.

Callum Wilson has been out of action since 27 December when he picked up an injury against Manchester United.  Despite not featuring this calendar year for Newcastle, his six goals in the first half of the season were enough to see him remain as top scorer at the club this campaign in the Premier League.

With the Saudi takeover at the club, Newcastle may be expecting a busy summer transfer window, and with their top scorer having netted just six times, this position may be a priority for Eddie Howe.

After Wilson has missed the second half of the season due to injury, Jones indicated to GiveMeSport that Eddie Howe needs a proven goal scorer next season, if he wants to take Newcastle to the next step:

“He’s prioritising a striker, he needs a proven goalscorer. He’ll probably sign two forwards. He doesn’t really see Callum Wilson figuring heavily. He’s going to be a back-up, if anything,” Jones said.

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Howe brought in Chris Wood at St James’s Park in January, to act as an immediate replacement for Wilson, but the New Zealand international has failed to supply the goods as he has scored just two goals in 15 Premier League appearances for his new side.

The Magpies have been in superb form in the second half of the season, they climbed out of the bottom three and now sit 10th in the league standings but if Howe wants to continue this form next season, then he may need to bring in a more proven goal scorer.

It may be deemed as harsh to completely leave out the £18m-rated Wilson next season, as he has been injured this term, so Howe may look to give the English striker another chance in this new-look side and see how he performs.

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