sport news Callum Wilson confirms he will NOT take No 9 shirt from Newcastle flop Joelinton

Callum Wilson confirms he WON'T take the No 9 shirt at Newcastle as Joelinton gets to keep the legendary jersey despite his miserable goal return - and new £20m man reveals he'll stick with 13 Callum Wilson has confirmed he will take the No 13 shirt instead of the No 9 After a dismal campaign, Joelinton risked losing the iconic No 9 shirt Newcastle's £40m record-buy managed two goals in his first year at the club However, Wilson revealed he would wear the No 13 for Newcastle this season

By Craig Hope for MailOnline

Published: 13:52 BST, 9 September 2020 | Updated: 14:32 BST, 9 September 2020

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Steve Bruce has confirmed that club-record signing Joelinton will keep Newcastle’s iconic No.9 shirt - but new boy Callum Wilson looks set to kick off the season with the starting jersey.

Joelinton only returned to training last week after what we understand was a period in quarantine.

There were reports that the Brazilian - who scored just two league goals last season - would be stripped of his squad number in favour of Wilson, who arrived on Monday in a £20million deal from Bournemouth. 

Callum Wilson has confirmed he will wear the No 13 shirt for Newcastle United

Callum Wilson has confirmed he will wear the No 13 shirt for Newcastle United

But Bruce said: ‘Joe is training now. He’s okay. He’ll remain with the No.9 shirt. I’ve spoken to Callum on that. He’ll wear 13.

‘The kid (Joelinton) still has a big future and I think he’ll be better for last year. The type of character he is,

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