Fri 15 Sept 2023, 10:13 · NUFCFEED

Callum Wilson signs one-year contract extension at St. James' Park

Callum Wilson signs one-year contract extension at St. James' Park
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Callum Wilson has agreed to a one-year contract extension at Newcastle United and is now set to stay at St. James' Park until June 2025.

The 31-year-old striker has been the club's top scorer for the past three seasons, having signed from Bournemouth in September 2020.

Wilson has scored 40 goals in 79 league appearances for Newcastle already and is up to fifth in our all-time Premier League top scorer list, just one goal behind the iconic Les Ferdinand.

The striker regularly mentions his desire to keep climbing those rankings on the weekly BBC podcast he does with Michail Antonio. He's now only eight goals behind second-place Peter Beardsley.

Speaking to the club's official website after putting pen to paper on his new deal, Wilson said:

"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 get into the '100 Club' and also becoming the second all-time Premier League scorer for Newcastle would be an amazing achievement, having looked up to Shearer for many years.

"There's 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."

Head coach Eddie Howe added:

"We're very pleased because Callum has been an integral part of our success.

"He's an outstanding person, an outstanding footballer and I'm delighted he's going to be with us for longer.

"He's an incredibly motivated person and I've never seen Callum not motivated to score goals. I think that's a great thing for a striker.

"He's always there in training and in games, wanting to score goals, and I'm sure that'll be driving him on to achieve more and more with Newcastle United at a very exciting time for the club."

This is fantastic news ahead of a huge game against Brentford tomorrow, one in which we're backing Wilson to start and score. Something tells us there are a few more contract extensions to come, too.