Former Man Utd and Newcastle United striker urges Erik ten Hag to snatch Eddie Howe favourite

Callum Wilson was reportedly attracting interest from Chelsea and Manchester United earlier in the window
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Former French international Louis Saha has told Manchester United to sign Callum Wilson before the January transfer window slams shut.

Saha, who played for the Red Devils and Newcastle United, believes Erik ten Hag lacks an “experienced striker” in his ranks. Old Trafford chiefs forked out around £75million to sign Rasmus Hojlund last summer but he has scored just two Premier League goals.

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On the other hand, Wilson has bagged seven for Newcastle despite enduring another injury-ravaged campaign. The 31-year-old, when fit, is a key asset to the Magpies but setbacks have plagued his three-and-a-half years on Tyneside.

He is currently sidelined with a calf injury but reports have claimed Chelsea and Man United are considering an approach. Anywhere in the region of £20million - what Newcastle paid for Wilson in 2020 - will likely tempt the Toon hierarchy.

Speaking to Betfred, ex-Premier League striker Saha urged one of his former clubs to raid another. He said: “I believe he’s somebody to consider because he’s an experienced striker and the team needs experience in their squad. (Rasmus) Hojlund is a young lad and Antony and (Alejandro) Garnacho are still very young.

“I believe adding more experience up top is something to consider. They need a forward who knows where to go and is capable of asking for more from the players around him. Callum is a player to consider because he’s a good striker with a good record and he’s scored a lot of goals in the Premier League for Bournemouth and Newcastle.

“He can help Manchester United in their current situation because additions in the forward line could be important for helping the team catch up on those ahead of them in the Premier League table.”

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