‘Why Sign An Average Injured CF?’ ‘No Chance’ Fans React As Journalist Confirms United Could Sign PL Striker For £18M

Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal have all been “alerted” to the availability of Newcastle striker Callum Wilson, according to the Evening Standard journalist Nizaar Kinsella.

The Magpies are keen to raise funds in order to stay within the Premier League’s Profitability and Sustainability rules, and they are prepared to let Wilson go for just £18m.

United supporters on X are not particularly keen on recruiting the England international as many are wary about his poor injury record:

Wilson would certainly add more firepower to United’s attack

Playing for both Bournemouth and Newcastle in the Premier League, the 31-year-old has scored 86 times in 215 appearances, averaging a goal every 2.5 games. That is not a bad return whatsoever.

On the face of it, Wilson would be a good addition to United’s squad as he wouldn’t need any time to adapt to English football and he could provide Rasmus Hojlund with some support in the absence of the injured Anthony Martial.

Injuries are a major concern

Fans are, however right to raise questions about Wilson’s fitness. The forward is currently sidelined with a calf injury, and he has already had two other spells on the treatment table this season due to hamstring problems.

During his three-and-a-half-years at St James’ Park, he has picked up 11 separate injuries, spending 391 days unavailable.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.