Callum Wilson sets out Newcastle United contract he needs to beat huge Alan Shearer record

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Newcastle United star Callum Wilson is climbing the history books but still has a long way to go to be considered alongside Alan Shearer.

Newcastle United star Callum Wilson has said that he could beat Alan Shearer's huge club goalscoring record if the club were to offer him a huge new contract.

The Magpies talisman accepted that he may never score enough goals to overtake Shearer in the club's history books after his brace against Wolves saw him surpass Shola Ameobi to become Newcastle United's third top Premier League goalscorer. Wilson is just two goals off Peter Beardsley in second but a huge 103 goals away from Shearer's 148.

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Speaking on the BBC Sounds' Footballers Football Podcast, the forward said: "I knew I was close, I didn't realise that during the game I'd gone to all-time third. I think with second being so close in sight, it's something I want to do very soon.

"I guess if you are scoring goals, taking down people from the list, it shows you're doing your job on the pitch. I'll hopefully finish my Newcastle career one day solidifying myself in second but Big Al is way out in front ain't he."

Wilson is the Magpies' joint top-scorer in all competitions this season, joint with fellow striker Alexander Isak. The former Bournemouth man is also the league leader for goals per 90 minutes this term in the top flight at 1.91.

Newcastle United striker Callum WIlson scored a brace against Wolves.  (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United striker Callum WIlson scored a brace against Wolves.  (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United striker Callum WIlson scored a brace against Wolves. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

Despite still being a long way from Shearer's record, Wilson joked that with a long enough contract extension, he could hit that tally given his current form.

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The striker said: "I'd have to get Newcastle to give me a six, seven-year contract to try and catch him. It's incredible, when you look at second place is 48 goals and first place is 100 goals more, it's incredible. If I get to 60, 70, 80 I'll be there for a long while.

"If I'd have been at Newcastle for a 10-year stint I'd like to think I'd have hit over 150 goals for the club. Even if you were to score 10 goals a season that's 100 and as a striker 10 goals isn't really where you want. If you were sitting 15s, 20s, you'd get where you needed to get to."

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