CALLUM WILSON has signed a new one-year contract extension with Newcastle United.

The England international, who entered the final year of his previous deal on Tyneside earlier this summer, has agreed an extension that ties him to St James’ Park to the summer of 2025.

The new agreement removes any uncertainty that might have built had Wilson progressed through the final 12 months of his previous contract, and underlines the 31-year-old’s continued importance to Newcastle despite having started on the bench for all four matches of the current campaign.

“I’m delighted to extend my time here,” said Wilson, who made his latest international appearance as a substitute in England’s win over Scotland on Tuesday night. “It's a fantastic football club, 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, fanbase, is what players dream of so I can't wait to be around for the next few years.

“When I first joined the club, I had ambitions to come back to the Premier League having been relegated with Bournemouth and over the first few interviews I mentioned Europe and I mentioned getting to 100 Premier League goals. They were ambitions of mine - and they still are.


“I'm close to get into the ‘100 club’ and also becoming the second all-time Premier League scorer for Newcastle would be an amazing achievement, having looked up to (Alan) Shearer for many years.

“There’s so many fantastic names that have been before me at Newcastle - goalscorers who have worn the number nine - and it'd be nice to join them in the record books during my time here.”

While Alexander Isak has started all four of Newcastle’s Premier League matches so far this term, Wilson could be restored to the starting line-up for tomorrow’s home game with Brentford as the Magpies look to arrest a run of three successive defeats.

The former Bournemouth forward scored as a second-half substitute in the 3-1 defeat at Brighton that preceded the international break, and boasts a total of 40 goals in 79 league games in a black-and-white shirt.

“Callum has been very good,” said Magpies head coach Eddie Howe. “He’s been very professional around the group and supportive of his team-mates. But underneath that I know that he has been eager to play.

“That’s not just for himself, but also for the team to do well. I know he has his own individual motivations and I think you saw when he came on against Brighton that he played really well, was in a good place and scored a really good goal for us.”