With Lee Charnley in charge of transfers at our beloved Newcastle, we can often struggle to entice players through the door at St James’ Park.

However, we do have one saving grace to fall back on – the world-famous movie ‘Goal!’.

Newcastle United Unveil New Signing Callum Wilson

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The 2005 classic, in which Mexican immigrant Santiago Muñez rises from a poor background to become a footballing star at St James’ Park, touched the hearts of many football fans around the globe – interestingly, it also appears to have been a contributing factor in Callum Wilson’s move to Tyneside.

In his first interview, our new No.9 cited his and his son’s interest in the film as a factor in his £20million move to the club from Bournemouth, with the ex-Coventry forward’s eyes lighting up when discussing the opportunity to replicate Muñez’s accomplishments at St James’ Park.

*Spoiler alert* Muñez eventually ends up moving to Real Madrid in the second edition of the film franchise, so could we see Wilson at the Santiago Bernabeu in future? It feels unlikely, although if the improbable happens, we’ll at least be safe in the knowledge that the 28-year-old smashed it with the Magpies.

Newcastle United Unveil New Signing Callum Wilson

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