Callum Wilson has only played in 40% of Newcastle’s Premier League games this campaign but is still the Magpies’ top scorer with six goals. The 30-year-old’s his future at St James’ Park is uncertain, however, as Eddie Howe can’t trust him to stay fit over an entire season.

Wilson, who was out for 12 league games last season, missed four league games in September and early-October 2021 with a hamstring injury and missed 16 league games between January and April 2022 due to a calf problem, so he’s only played in 57% of matches since joining Newcastle.

Danny Mills has stated in the past that Wilson might need to be upgraded if he can’t avoid injuries and reports suggest Howe does want another centre-forward this summer.

Newcastle have Wilson, Chris Wood and Dwight Gayle at their disposal – two players who have been short of goals and one who is short of fitness – so they could do with a reliable and prolific striker.

Wilson is unlikely to be sold as he’s a useful player, but he may not be a regular starter if an upgrade is brought in.

In other news, Frank McAvennie tells Newcastle not to sign Jesse Lingard