Mon 24 Jun 2024, 12:30 · Ash Harrison

Newcastle could offload £20m forward this summer with Saudi Arabia a likely destination - Journalist

Newcastle could offload £20m forward this summer with Saudi Arabia a likely destination - Journalist
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There has been a lot of talk of player exits over the weekend for Newcastle United as the PSR deadline looms large, but even beyond that there are several players who look to be on their way out.

Yankuba Minteh looks to be the sacrificial lamb to appease the FFP Gods as he moves closer to a move to Premier League rivals Everton to plug the £25million PSR hole in Newcastle's accounts.

Meanwhile, several other players could be set to follow him out the door this summer with Martin Dubravka, Miguel Almiron and even Kieran Trippier tipped to depart.

Another player seemingly edging closer to an exit is 32-year-old striker Callum Wilson.


West Ham have been eyeing Wilson for a while

Over the weekend it was reported that West Ham were set to reignite their interest in an £18million deal this summer after mulling it over in January.

Now journalist Ben Jacobs has added that a couple of Saudi Pro League clubs could also enter the frame with one possibility setting up a potential Newcastle reunion.

"Callum Wilson drawing interest from West Ham as well as Saudi. Al-Fateh and Al-Ahli have both discussed Wilson, but no offer yet. Newcastle open to a sale"

Wilson could link up again with Allan Saint-Maximin

Should Wilson move to Al-Ahli he would link up once again with former fan-favourite winger Allan Saint-Maximin.

Eddie Howe has stressed that he'd prefer to keep Wilson at Newcastle as he'd be too expensive to replace, and we understand that, but at 32 with an injury record like his, if we can get £18million for him with just a year left on his deal, after spending just £20million on him four years ago, surely that's a no-brainer.

That does obviously leave Newcastle needing to find another forward, even if the Dominic Calvert-Lewin transfer goes through, but it is what it is, in these dark days of PSR can we really afford to turn down such a deal?