Newcastle United has reached an agreement with FC Bournemouth to sign striker Callum Wilson.

The England international striker joined Bournemouth from Coventry in 2014 for a fee of around £3m. He has been a key member of the squad since he joined the Cherries and has made over 184 appearances for the club in all competitions and scoring 67 goals in the process.

Newcastle will pay a transfer fee of £20m for the service of the 28-year-old England striker. Fellow Premier league campaigners Aston Villa were also credited with an interest for Wilson but he chooses a move to St James’s Park in other to work with manger Steve Bruce.

Bournemouth are facing massive departures of their star players this summer following the club’s relegation from the Premier League to Championship last season.

Defender Nathan Ake and goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale have both left the club to join Manchester City and Sheffield United respectively in a fee of £41m and £18.5m, while Scottish winger Ryan Fraser have also departed on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract with club.