Sudden Newcastle twist as three Saudi clubs queue up for star who’s only just agreed new contract……………

Despite signing a new deal with Newcastle United, Callum Wilson has been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia, according to a report.

Wilson’s contract with Newcastle was extended earlier this month until the end of the season. During that period, he hopes to move up to second in the club’s Premier League goalscoring chart. However, it is now being claimed that not everything is as it appears.

Wilson has been mentioned as another player who could join the Saudi Pro League, according to talkSPORT. Several great players have relocated to the Middle East this year, including Newcastle’s own Allan Saint-Maximin.

The obvious link is that Newcastle are majority owned by the Saudi Public Investment Fund, which also owns four of the Pro League’s biggest clubs.

According to talkSPORT, Wilson is being chased by three Saudi clubs. Two are unknown, although one is claimed to be Al-Qadsiah, which is noteworthy considering they are now in the Saudi second division and are not affiliated with the PIF.

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Al-Qadsiah’s manager is Robbie Fowler, and the club is likely to be promoted to the Pro League next year, following which they will be expected to start on their own massive recruitment campaign.

Some of the international names already in the Al-Qadsiah squad are former Wigan Athletic midfielder Max Power, former West Bromwich Albion striker Mbaye Diagne, ex-Watford winger Andre Carillo, recent Leeds United goalkeeper Joel Robles and ex-Fulham forward Luciano Vietto.

Wilson still envisaging Newcastle future
Wilson’s own stance on a move to Saudi Arabia remains unclear. When his new deal with Newcastle was announced, it seemed evident how happy he is at St. James’ Park.

“It’s a fantastic football club,” he told “I’ve been welcomed ever since I came through the door and now the club’s going in a fantastic direction and on a journey so it’s nice to commit my future to be to being a part of that.

“We’ve got some great things to look forward to and I think being around here, the city, fan base, is what players dream of so I can’t wait to be around for the next few years.”

After scoring in their 8-0 win over Sheffield United on Sunday, Wilson now has 42 goals from 89 games for the club.


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