Newcastle have signed some fantastic players over the past year, and Callum Wilson has picked out three who he thinks are ‘unbelievable’.
The calibre of player at St James’ Park has severely increased since the change of ownership. Amanda Staveley and co have really changed the landscape on Tyneside, and are taking the club to unimaginable heights.
The new owners have so far spent more than £200million across two transfer windows, with each player having an impact in black and white.
However, some are better than others, and that is a testament to the quality that has arrived in the North East.
Now Newcastle striker Wilson has spoke about the new recruits at the club, and picked out three players who he thinks are ‘unbelievable’.
Wilson names Newcastle’s three ‘unbelievable’ players
Wilson has appeared on the latest episode of the Footballer’s Football Podcast alongside Michail Antonio. He spoke about reaching his prime at the age of 30, before turning his attention to his Toon teammates.
“I feel like now I’m in my prime,” Wilson said.
“I feel like any time I step on the pitch I can score, my mind and my body is confident. It’s how you feel in your mind when you’re in your prime. It’s probably 27 or 28 notoriously, because you have that experience.
“But we have players like Sven Botman and Bruno Guimaraes, these players are 22, 23, and they are unbelievable players and they are young.
“I’ve also played with players who are older, like Tripps, for example, unbelievable player and he’s older, and you can just see that they are both technically unreal whereas another one might be trying a megs in the middle of the pitch when you’re 1-0 up. That’s the difference, really. You want to mix youth with experience.”
Incredible recruitment by Newcastle
There’s no arguing with Wilson here. Bruno Guimaraes, Sven Botman and Kieran Trippier are all unbelieavable.
Record signing Alexander Isak will hope to fall into that category too, although we’re yet to see much of the Swedish striker. He has only made three appearances, but already has two goals. His last was a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Bournemouth.
But back to Wilson’s unbelievable trio, and they each represent something different at Newcastle.
Trippier was PIF’s first signing. He got the ball rolling and set the standard for the new Newcastle United. At 32-years-old, the Magpies have an incredibly experienced defender who clearly isn’t just here for a payday.
As for Bruno and Botman, they are both the present and the future. We have already seen that they are both immensely talented – particularly Bruno who looks like one of the Premier League’s best midfielders already.
Botman is also doing well, having arrived in the summer for £35million from Lille.
But the exciting thing about Bruno and Botman is that they are both very young, as Wilson says. They are fantastic players now, and still have their best years ahead of them.
That is why Newcastle forked out £70million in total to bring them both to St James’ Park. They are making an impact now, and will continue to do so in the coming years. They are part of the club’s new spine.
As the years go by, more unbelievable players will join Newcastle. Gone are the days of Shefki Kuqi on a free or Stephen Ireland on loan.