Newcastle United have signed Callum Wilson from Bournemouth for £20m and will take the No.9 shirt.
The striker agreed to terms with Newcastle on a four-year deal on Monday and will now join his team mates to train ahead of the Premier League season kick off on Saturday.
His former teammate Ryan Fraser is also expected to be announced on Monday afternoon according reports from Sportsmail as he has also sealed a move to the Tyneside outfit on a free transfer.
Wilson will take the No.9 shirt which was worn by last season’s record signing Joelinton who was bought for £40m last summer and failed to play up to expectations scoring just two Premier League goals.
“From the minute I knew that Newcastle were interested, it was definitely something that appealed to me,” the 28-year-old said.
“It’s a massive club with a great history. Along the years they’ve had great strikers so if I can emulate half of what they’ve done, I’d like to attempt that.
“I believe in my ability as a player. As a striker i think it’s important to set yourself goals long term amd short term, and I’m hoping to achieve them.
“With the players around me, I believe we can get the goals we need as a team and I want to help contribute to that.”
“Callum is a somebody I’ve admired for long and I’m delighted to get him,” said Steve Bruce.
“He has done fantastically well at Bournemouth amd was deservedly playing centre forward for England less than two years ago.
“The club worked well to get Callum here and we have beaten off competition from a number of clubs.
“I’m grateful the club has made it happen. Lee Charnley and all those behind the scene deserve alot of credit.”