Wed 15 May 2024, 13:30 · Ash Harrison

'The time has come': Newcastle will look to part ways with 'incredible' forward this summer - journalist

'The time has come': Newcastle will look to part ways with 'incredible' forward this summer - journalist
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Newcastle United may have the richest backers in the Premier League but Financial Fair Play rules mean the club are reduced to having to sell players to fund incomings this summer.

We're hopeful that reports of a meagre transfer budget have been exaggerated and Newcastle will still be able to splash the cash at least a bit this summer, although the fact that our most likely transfers right now are free agents does indicate that things may well be tight.

It makes sense then, that Newcastle will look to shift a few players on this summer. There are some obvious names on the chopping block like Ryan Fraser, Isaac Hayden and Jamal Lewis who are all aware they have no future at the club already.

However, we expect there will be one or two who have played their part this season who may find themselves in the shop window.


Miggy and Wilson could be on their way out of SJP

Miguel Almiron came close to an exit in January and it's very likely that he will be shopped out again this summer.

Similarly, interest was shown in Callum Wilson in January and now Craig Hope is claiming that the Magpies will look to cash in on that interest in the off-season despite Howe's insistence that he wants to keep his 'incredible' forward at the club for another year.

Craig Hope shared on his YouTube channel that he's been hearing for a while that Wilson is heading for the exit, going on to justify why the move makes sense.


What Craig Hope makes perfect sense

We totally agree with what Hope said, but that does leave Eddie Howe with the difficult mission of bringing in at least two strikers this summer and that will not be easy as strikers are notoriously difficult to recruit.

“It has long been my information now that Callum Wilson will move on this summer.

“One year left on his contract, 32-years-old, and because of those issues with selection, the hierarchy have taken the view that the time has come, while there is still value in the player, while they may get £5million to £10million. There has been talk of Saudi Arabia, a move abroad.

“I think that makes sense for the club. I can see why the club are looking at this.”

In January there was talk of £18million bids coming in from Chelsea alongside the loan offer from Atletico Madrid. It's doubtful we'll get £18million this summer, but somewhere between £10m-£15million would be good business.