Newcastle United bizarrely told to replace Callum Wilson with shock superstar signing

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Newcastle United have been told to sign a striker from one of their Premier League rivals this summer.

Newcastle United have been told to consider signing Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku this summer. Newcastle have punched above their weight this season, achieving far more than anyone expected them to at this stage of their new project.

But European football takes no prisoners, and they are likely to be found out if their squad is not up to scratch, as many clubs find out every year. Not only that for the first time in years, the Magpies are going to have to compete in the Premier League, domestic cups and European football, meaning Eddie Howe doesn’t only need more quality, but he also needs more depth.

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With that in mind, former Newcastle goalkeeper Shaka Hislop has told his old club to sign Chelsea striker Lukaku. He told ESPN: “If I am Newcastle, right now, then I am thinking of an out-and-out centre-forward,” said Hislop. “Maybe take the place of Callum Wilson. Play alongside Isak. Lukaku is a shout. What about Lukaku? Come to Newcastle!”

Lukaku had a rather unsuccessful first season back with Chelsea last term, but he has rediscovered his good form with Inter Milan this season, reaching the Champions League final with the club. Inter may well attempt to sign Lukaku on a permanent deal, but either way, it will be interesting to see how much Chelsea will try to recover from the £100million they paid to re-sign the striker from Inter.

As for Newcastle, it seems unlikely they will spend that much to sign another striker this summer after spending a club-record fee on Alexander Isak last summer, while Wilson remains in solid form.

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