Ryan Fraser & Callum Wilson to Undergo Newcastle Medicals on Monday

06 September 2020 10:31

Ryan Fraser and Callum Wilson will undergo Newcastle medicals on Monday, as the Magpies look to conclude transfers for both Bournemouth stars on the same day.

It was reported on Sunday that Newcastle had a bid accepted for Wilson, who has been one of the Premier League's most consistent goalscorers since Bournemouth's promotion in 2015. Their relegation to the Championship, coupled with the financial implications of the coronavirus crisis, meant that a bad in the region of £20m was enough.

Fraser, meanwhile, has been a free agent since leaving the Cherries in June, and it appears Newcastle have won the race for his signature.

Sky Sports' Keith Downie reports that each will undergo medicals on Monday, meaning the signings could be announced simultaneously if all goes to plan.

They will join Jeff Hendrick, who Newcastle signed on a free transfer last month, as Steve Bruce looks to strengthen his ranks ahead of their season opener with West Ham.

29-year-old Wilson has been one of the most coveted strikers in the league in recent seasons and his reputation has remained intact despite struggling for form last term. Nine goals in 39 appearances didn't live up to his previous standards as the Cherries tumbled towards relegation, but there is a feeling he will be able to rediscover his best in a more stable side.

As for Fraser, the Scotland international finished second to Trent Alexander-Arnold in the 2018/19 assist charts, but also endured a difficult 2019/20. But while the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal have long since withdrawn their interest, his availability on a free transfer meant he had plenty of potential suitors, and the Magpies have done well to place themselves at the front of the queue.

All going to plan, both players will be available for the trip to West Ham on 12 September.

Source: 90min