Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson details behind-the-scenes tactic to bag opposition shirts

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Callum Wilson has an enviable collection of opponent shirts at home

Newcastle United striker Callum Wilson talked fans through how he lands the best players' shirts behind-the-scenes after matches.

The Magpies forward was speaking with West Ham United striker Michail Antonio on BBC Sounds' Footballer's Football Podcast when the two talked about Bruno Guimaraes getting his hands on the jersey of Manchester City forward Erling Haaland last weekend.

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Wilson admitted he wasn't a fan of bothering players on the pitch to swap shirts, but does have an enviable collection at home.

The striker, who has a 10-year-old son, said he would make an effort to get the tops off his youngster's favourite players but would put the groundwork to do so in early.

Callum Wilson won’t swap shirts on the pitch (Image: Getty Images)Callum Wilson won’t swap shirts on the pitch (Image: Getty Images)
Callum Wilson won’t swap shirts on the pitch (Image: Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

He said: "I've got shirts... I've got Ronaldo, Rooney, Hazard, Aguero, some attacking players, but they are more for my son.

"He'll ask me to get the shirts and I'll get them and keep them away or give them. He's 10 now so he's ecstatic when I come home with them.

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"Personally, I don't ask to swap a shirt. It's a warzone out there and I'm not looking for that friendly mindset. I say to the kit man, ‘my son would like this person's shirt after the game, would you mind asking the kit man for it?’ We'll then often do an exchange off the pitch, out of the way near the dressing room."

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