Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne is Callum Wilson’s dream January signing for Newcastle United. The Magpies No.9, speaking on his BBC Footballer’s Football Podcast, was asked to pick a West Ham United player and another player from a Premier League rival to sign in the New Year.
Wilson joked that he would like to see co-host Michail Antonio move to Tyneside purely as an impact substitute before explaining his De Bruyne selection. The 30-year-old was on the scoresheet against De Bruyne’s City in August during a 3-3 draw at St James’ Park.
The striker said: “I think if I’m picking someone from West Ham I’d pick Michail (Antonio), just because he can make an impact from the bench! We could do with some strength on the bench, so I’ll take him off the West Ham bench and put him on ours!
“And then someone like (Kevin) De Bruyne. With the way he plays, he’s the best midfielder in the world for me, and I think if you have him behind you, you are guaranteed to get two or three opportunities in a game.”
On the opposite side, Antonio said Allan Saint-Maximin as the Newcastle player he’d sign and also agreed with Wilson’s De Bruyne selection. He said: “I’m going to pick Saint-Maximin because everyone knows his ability. It’s ridiculous, the guy’s a joke. You have to double up on him, maybe even triple. I’m going to go with De Bruyne as well because as a striker, you want the man to assist. He is the assist man.”