Newcastle United have signed England international striker Callum Wilson from relegated Bournemouth, and the 28-year-old is looking forward to making his debut against West Ham United this weekend.
Just spoke to Newcastle signing @CallumWilson LIVE on @SkySportsNews – “I’m hoping to make my debut against West Ham on Saturday because I like playing against them. It gives me confidence having scored so many goals against them he past.” #NUFC 🔳🔲 pic.twitter.com/TvgEIYdwrF
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) September 7, 2020
Wilson has scored seven Premier League goals in eight appearances against the Hammers, and he is relishing the chance to play against David Moyes’ side on Saturday.
🗣"It's West Ham you know, I like playing against them, it is a nice team to play against, having scored so many!" 😭
Callum Wilson giving a little dig to West Ham United 🤣 pic.twitter.com/n05ojyndpk
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 7, 2020
West Ham were one of the clubs linked with Wilson, but the former Cherries star was keen to join Newcastle after establishing a relationship with Toons legend Alan Shearer.
The Hammers lost 5-3 to Bournemouth in a friendly on Saturday, and the Englishman will fancy his chances of getting a couple against the favourite side he loves to play against the most.
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) September 7, 2020
The Newcastle number 9 has eyes on making Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad ahead of next summer’s European Championship, and an excellent campaign at St. James’ Park will boost his chances.