COMPLETE DEALS: Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser join Newcastle United, fees undisclosed

Newcastle United are delighted to announce the signing of striker Callum Wilson from AFC Bournemouth and the signing of Scotland international winger Ryan Fraser.

The 28-year-old Wilson joins the Magpies for an undisclosed fee and has signed a contract that will keep him at St. James’ Park until summer 2024.

The 26-year-old Fraser has signed a five-year deal at St. James’ Park and joins Steve Bruce’s side after leaving AFC Bournemouth in June.

Fraser will once again team up with former Cherries teammate Callum Wilson, with the England striker also sealing a move to the Magpies on Monday.

Callum Wilson said: “From the minute I knew that Newcastle were interested, it was definitely something that appealed to me.

“It’s a massive club with great history. Along the years, they’ve had great strikers so if I can emulate half of what they’ve done, I’d like to attempt that.

“I believe in my ability as a player. As a striker I think it’s important to set yourself goals long term and short term, and I’m hoping to achieve them.


“With the players around me, I believe we can get the goals we need as team and I want to help contribute to that.”

Ryan Fraser said: “I’m absolutely buzzing for it – I came down to see the place the other day and it was all just good things; the manager, the place, the fans, the messages I’ve been getting.

“It was just a no-brainer, really, to play in such a big stadium with such passionate fans, and being back up in the north again is big as well.


“So I’m really looking forward to it and I just cant wait to show everyone what I can do, help the team and help us get back to where we belong.”

Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce said: “Callum is somebody I’ve admired for a long time and I’m delighted to get him.

“He has done fantastically well at Bournemouth and was deservedly playing centre forward for England less than two years ago.

“The club has worked ever so hard to get Callum here and we have beaten off competition from a number of clubs.

“I’m grateful the club has made it happen. Lee Charnley and those behind the scenes deserve a lot of credit.”

Wilson began his career at hometown club Coventry City, rising through the club’s academy and enjoying loan spells at Kettering and Tamworth before scoring 23 goals in 55 senior appearances for the Sky Blues.

After moving to AFC Bournemouth in 2014, Wilson fired the Cherries to promotion in his first season – scoring 20 goals in 45 Championship outings – before becoming the South Coast club’s talisman in the Premier League.

His performances brought full international recognition in November 2018, with Wilson scoring on his England debut against the United States at Wembley

Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce said: “I’m delighted to bring Ryan to Newcastle United. We have held off big competition to get his signature and that says a lot about what this club has to offer.

“His ability and his contributions on the pitch speak for themselves and I’m looking forward to seeing him getting to work in a Newcastle shirt.

“He has wonderful chemistry on the pitch with Callum Wilson, which excites me, and I hope it excites our supporters ahead of the new season.”

Born in Aberdeen, Fraser began his career with his hometown side in the Scottish top division, signing professional terms in summer 2010 and making his first team debut as a 16-year-old.

After catching the eye in the opening months of the 2012/13 campaign, Fraser secured a switch to AFC Bournemouth and he would help his new club to climb from League One to the Premier League in the space of just two-and-a-half seasons.

A loan spell at Ipswich Town followed before Fraser returned to the South Coast to become an integral part of Eddie Howe’s side, registering 14 Premier League assists during the 2018/19 season – second only to Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.

After 208 appearances for the club, Fraser’s contract at the Vitality Stadium expired in June 2020.