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CLASS! Callum Wilson: Why I couldn't take Newcastle No9

Callum Wilson is taking his old No13 shirt at Newcastle United.

Wilson has confirmed that he will not be taking the No9 shirt of Newcastle's £40million record-signing Joelinton and will instead wear the No13 in his debut campaign for the Magpies.

After a dismal campaign in his debut season at St James' Park, Joelinton risked being stripped of the iconic number after managing just two goals for the club in 38 Premier League appearances.

But former Bournemouth striker Wilson has rubbished suggestions that he would become the club's new No9, claiming such a decision would hurt team harmony.

"The club record signing wears No9," Wilson said. "I want to add to the dressing room, not disrupt it. No13 means a lot to me and that's why I've worn it for the last six years."

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