Callum Wilson gives the one reason why Jude Bellingham to Newcastle transfer is impossible this January
Callum Wilson has ruled out a Newcastle United move for Jude Bellingham for one basic reason.
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Newcastle United talisman Callum Wilson has ruled out any big-money move for Borussia Dortmund starlet Jude Bellingham this January transfer window.
Rumours surrounding the English midfielder's future at the German club have been swirling ever since an impressive World Cup campaign from the 19-year-old, with Liverpool seemingly in pole position to land his signature should a move happen.
With Newcastle United knocking on the door of Champions League football and big-money owners, the Tyneside club is inevitably another name fans are keen to link with Bellingham.
However, when quizzed on that transfer rumour on the BBC Sounds' Footballer's Football Podcast, Wilson said it wasn't a possibility this month.
He reasoned: "We're not at that level yet, to get a player like Jude. He's going to be very expensive. I'd love to have him at the club but it's too soon I say."
Co-host Rickie Haywood-Williams, who is a Liverpool fan, then asked Wilson if there was any truth to the rumours that Bellingham and Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson had become particularly good friends when on international duty for England at the World Cup.
Wilson said: "I ain't starting any rumours. We all had a good togetherness when we were away.
"He was good to train with, it was the first time I'd seen him play because when I was in the squad last he was probably 16. He was good, solid midfielder who has everything. Great feet, strong, quick, can finish. The world's his oyster."