Newcastle United takeover & transfer news: Championship prospect in January link plus Wilson compared to England rival

Middlesbrough rising star Djed Spence has been linked with a January move to Newcastle United.

The 20-year-old full-back – one of the success stories of Boro’s season so far – has, according to, TEAMTalk, been attracting admiring glances from FOUR Premier League clubs.

Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Crystal Palace are credited with an interest in the player, along with Steve Bruce’s Magpies.

The report states the player is rated in the £10 million bracket by the Championship outfit.

MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 05: Djed Spence of Middlesbrough celebrates his team's first goal during the FA Cup Third Round match between Middlesbrough and Tottenham Hotspur at Riverside Stadium on January 05, 2020 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, BBC pundit Garth Crooks has been comparing the blistering Premier League start to the season made by Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin, with that of Newcastle United top scorer Callum Wilson – both of whom are likely to be in Gareth Southgate’s mind for his next England squad.

Wilson has scored six Premier League goals in seven starts in black and white, equaling the total scoring by last season’s top scorer Jonjo Shelvey.

In his regular BBC column, Crooks said: "Dominic Calvert-Lewin has made it clear he can play in this league, and James Rodriguez's ability was never in doubt. While their performance against Newcastle was marginally better than their shocker at Southampton, they still look off the pace.

"Meanwhile, Callum Wilson's arrival at St James' Park has been a slow burner in comparison but has given Newcastle a cutting edge, especially at home. Wilson's craftiness to draw a penalty from Everton's Andre Gomes was astute and so was the conversion."

Calvert-Lewin tops the Premier League scoring charts alongside Son Heung-Min with eight goals.

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