Callum Wilson is formally Newcastle’s new No.9.
The 29-year-old has taken the enduring quantity, which was worn by Magpies hero Alan Shearer, at Joelinton’s expense.
Joelinton, who has scored simply six Premier League since becoming a member of Newcastle for a club-record £40million price from Hoffenheim in 2019, has vacated the extremely lined shirt quantity and moved to No.7.
Wilson loved a promising debut season at St James’ Park following his £20m transfer from Bournemouth final summer time.
The England striker netted 12 objectives in 26 appearances as Newcastle completed the 2020/21 season in 12th place.
Now, he’ll put on the identical quantity that Shearer donned because the legendary striker scored 206 objectives on Tyneside.
Wilson missed the Magpies’ final three video games of final season with a hamstring damage.
Nonetheless, he has recovered from that setback and is coaching with the squad forward of their pre-season fixtures.
Newcastle face Harrogate, York City, Doncaster, Rotherham, Burton and Norwich in friendlies earlier than their Premier League marketing campaign will get underway towards West Ham on August 15.
Magpies boss Steve Bruce says he’s joyful together with his facet’s pre-season preparations thus far.
He advised NUFC TV: “What a distinction. What a distinction a 12 months makes, we had a storm final 12 months, it even blew the tent away.
“It’s been heat, scorching, and all the remainder of it, however the preparations have gone as greatest we are able to.”