Gabby Agbonlahor urges Newcastle to make U-turn on Howe decision

Former striker Gabi Agbonlahor disagrees that Newcastle should trust Callum Wilson as their main striker next season.

Dwight Gayle recently completed his move to Stoke City and with Chris Wood struggling for shape since his move from Burnley at the start of the year, recent reports have suggested that should he return to full fitness, manager Eddie Howe would be happy to do so. Wilson being the most famous striker on his team.

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However, Agbonlahor thinks this is too risky and Toon would be better off bringing in another hitman.

“I think they should definitely keep it as their first choice,” The former Premier League striker told Football Insider.

“But I still felt like it was a big gamble because he had his injury issues. Sometimes, the injuries he got were bad luck, especially to his ankle.

“I think they should bring in another striker, especially if they want to start challenging the European places.”

Elsewhere, former midfielder Darren Ambrose believes Gordes’ new cash-rich hierarchy should break the bank this summer and bring Real Sociedad forward Alexander Isaacs to St James’ Park.