Newcastle have confirmed the signing of Callum Wilson on a four-year deal.

Newcastle have confirmed the signing of Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, who has penned a four-year deal at St James’ Park.

The Magpies beat the 29-year-old to Aston Villa, who looked set to leave the Cherries since a return to the Championship was confirmed.

Wilson told the Newcastle website: “From the moment I knew Newcastle were interested, it was definitely something that appealed to me.

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“It’s a big club with a lot of history. Over the years, they’ve had a lot of good strikers so if I can emulate half of what they do I’d like to try.

“I believe in my potential as a player. As a striker I think it’s important to set myself long-term and short-term goals, and I hope to achieve them. With the players around me, I’m sure we can achieve the goals. As a team is needed and I want to contribute.”

The deal is believed to cost in the region of £20million, and is expected to be followed by former Bournemouth teammate Ryan Fraser, who is due to undergo a medical on Monday.

On Wilson, Newcastle manager Steve Bruce added: “Callum is someone I’ve admired for a long time and I’m delighted to have him.

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“He has been outstanding at Bournemouth and less than two years ago he was playing centre-forward for England.

“The club has worked very hard to bring Callum here and we have beaten off competition from a number of clubs. I am grateful the club have done this. Lee Charnley and those behind the scenes deserve a lot of credit. “

Norwich left-back Jamal Lewis is also reportedly close to a move, while the Magpies are pursuing a deal for Arsenal defender Rob Holding.

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