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Embarrassing claims Newcastle United could sign striker to replace Callum Wilson (again)

5 months ago
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Callum Wilson was directly involved in 15 of Newcastle United’s 22 Premier League goals ahead of the win over Southampton last weekend.

Newcastle’s most important player, the striker had scored ten goals and got five assists.

Thirty six minutes into the game with Southampton, Callum Wilson though forced off through injury.

Steve Bruce on Thursday morning confirmed that it is a serious hamstring injury that is set to keep the striker out for the next eight weeks or so.

That bit of news sparked an absolutely embarrassing transfer story last Thursday to be published.

It was HITC who carried that embarrassing story, claiming that Newcastle are considering doing a deal with free agent Ahmed Musa so that he could come in and play whilst Callum Wilson is out injured.

Most transfer stories are laughable and clearly made up but that one was really embarrassing, as what they were claiming couldn’t even happen.

Ahead of that win over Southampton, Newcastle United filled all 25 places in their official Premier League squad (see below) for the rest of the season, so they are the only ones who can play in the remaining 15 PL matches. No player can be signed and brought in to play for the rest of the 2020/21 season instead of these 25 senior players, even if they are available as a free agent.

Incredibly, that pile of…nonsense last Thursday, has now been been revisited with a new ‘exclusive’, this time from 90 Min.

Their ‘exclusive’ actually claiming that Newcastle United have been in talks with ‘intermediaries’ to bring in Daniel Sturridge to play for the rest of the season whilst Callum Wilson is out injured.

This is where we have got to, with all of these various media making stories up that not only are clearly pure fabrication…but are stories claiming stuff that simply can’t happen.

As per the shameful Ahmed Musa exclusive last week, Daniel Sturridge can’t play for Newcastle United this season no matter what happens.

Only 31, Daniel Sturridge has been without a club since March 2020 and is indeed a free agent still 11 months later BUT that doesn’t change the fact that Newcastle United have filled all 25 spaces in the official Premier League squad for the rest of the season, they aren’t allowed to now take somebody out and replace them.

The Premier League confirming…

Newcastle United’s 25-man squad is (* Show which players qualify as homegrown):

Almiron Rejala, Miguel Angel
Apolinario De Lira, Joelinton Cassio
Carroll, Andrew Thomas*
Clark, Ciaran*
Darlow, Karl*
Dubravka, Martin
Dummett, Paul*
Fernandez, Federico
Fraser, Ryan
Gayle, Dwight Devon Boyd*
Gillespie, Mark Joseph*
Hayden, Isaac Scot*
Hendrick, Jeffrey*
Kraft, Emil Henry Kristoffer
Lascelles, Jamaal*
Lewis, Jamal*
Longstaff, Sean David*
Manquillo Gaitan, Javier
Murphy, Jacob Kai*
Ritchie, Matthew Thomas*
Saint Maximin, Allan Irenee
Schar, Fabian Lukas
Shelvey, Jonjo*
Twasam, Christian Atsu
Wilson, Callum Eddie Graham*

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