Newcastle’s Callum Wilson outlines his target for 2021/22 season


NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Callum Wilson of Newcastle United (13) during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Leicester City at St. James Park on January 03, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Callum Wilson’s Newcastle stint

Newcastle would sign Callum Wilson from Bournemouth in September of 2020 following the Cherries relegation to the Championship.

Wilson is believed to have set the Magpies back a fee of around 20 million pounds.

The 29-year-old had previously been a fairly consistent goalscorer for Bournemouth, finding the net on 67 occasions and providing 30 assists during his time down south.

And for Newcastle, though his first campaign was marred by injury somewhat, Wilson was still able to hit 12 goals and five assists in 26 league outings.

Wilson’s target for upcoming season

And though he would miss a good chunk of the 2020/21 PL campaign, Wilson would still play some part in over a 3rd of Newcastle’s 46 Premier League goals last season.

So, Steve Bruce and co. are no doubt hopeful of having their no.9 fully fit across the entire campaign this time around in the hopes he will improve on his already impressive goalscoring record.

Wilson, meanwhile, has set out his own goal for the 2021/22 season.

When speaking to Newcastle legend Alan Shearer for The Athletic recently, Wilson stated that he wants to get 20 goals in the forthcoming season and that he is ‘not shying away from that’:

“Personally, 12 is not a number I wanted to be associated with as a striker. You want to be at 15 at least, or 20. It was frustrating to have injuries when I felt I was on the way to a 20-goal season. With the chances I had, I felt I was as clinical as I could be, although there’s always bits of your finishing you can brush up on.

“Some chances come straight to my mind. Brighton, second league game of the season, I had a header and should have scored. I was still kicking myself months later when I was injured, thinking, ‘That would have been an extra goal’.

“I’m working hard now in pre-season, I’m getting a good bit of running and physicality behind me, getting robust, and I just want to get to 20 goals this season. I’m not shying away from that.”

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