Callum Wilson issues warning to NUFC transfer targets wanting ‘quick payday’

The striker also said that the club need ‘quality over quantity’ in the market

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson issued a subtle warning to any potential Newcastle United targets looking to come to the club for a 'quick payday'.

The talisman, who is currently sidelined with an injury, was speaking on The Footballer's Football Podcast on BBC Sounds.

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Wilson mused on the transfer market with West Ham United forward Michail Antonio, who was quick to ask the Newcastle star about the club's new, big-money owners.

Wilson remained coy and refused to give up any names or rumours from the dressing room.

He did, however, send a warning message to any players looking at United's newfound wealth as a chance to make some easy money.

He said: "People are going to be coming in the door, there's no doubt about that.

"We're going to add bodies to our squad.

"January window is always a tricky window, you want players that are coming in the door ready to help and add to the situation that's already there which is a relegation battle, unfortunately.

"You want players who are up to the challenge, that are not just coming for a quick payday to come back to the Premier League and be known.

"You want players who want to play for the badge."

Newcastle United top scorer Callum Wilson.

Wilson added that he felt the club "didn't need quantity, we need quality" and praise the current squad.

He also admitted that his latest injury battles had left the club in need of a short term replacement for his goals.

Antonio and Wilson also revealed what it's like as a player at the club to be surrounded by rumours.

The Magpies man said: "When you do hear lads talk about it, it's down to you and the captain to get lads focusing on the current situation.

"You can only control what you can.

"You have conversations with people who could be linked and other names get thrown about more than others so you think they're closer to signing.

"It's a difficult one because as a player, when it's not your position, you feel like it's okay to talk about it.

"There will be other players in different positions where the players being linked could impact on them and lead to them having to leave the club or sit on the bench. It's not nice to have that having over them."

You can listen to the Footballer's Football Podcast on BBC Sounds.