Newcastle United are in the hunt to sign Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The Telegraph reported last week that the Magpies are plotting a bid to lure Calvert-Lewin to Tyneside and suggests that the 11-cap England international is a primary target for PIF ahead of their first summer transfer window.
It has previously been revealed that Everton would be willing to cash in on both Richarlison and his £38.7m-rated teammate after a relegation-threatened campaign on Merseyside and it is thought that the Blues will listen to offers for their star frontmen as Farhad Moshiri looks to restructure the finances at the club.
Will Newcastle sign Calvert-Lewin?
Arsenal and West Ham United are also thought to be interested but O’Rourke believes that Newcastle are at the “front of the queue.”
He told GIVEMESPORT:
“With Calvert-Lewin, there is interest there from Newcastle in the Everton forward.
“A lot will depend on Everton’s Premier League future. If they went down, I’m sure he will leave the club in the summer and Newcastle would be right at the front of the queue to try and sign him because, on his day, he is a top player and an England international as well.
“Although he’s had his problems with injuries this season, I’m sure he will bounce back.”
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Now while O’Rourke was speaking prior to the Toffees’ spine-tingling comeback to secure survival against Crystal Palace last night with the 25-year-old ironically scoring the winner, Football Insider have said that Everton would look to offload their most prized possessions regardless of the Premier League status.
The Englishman, who was described as a ‘top striker’, has had his injury problems this season being kept to just 16 appearances and a steady return of five goals, the same tally as Chris Wood in 17 fewer starts, but he has proved in the past that he is force to be reckoned with in the Premier League finishing sixth in the scoring charts last term.
The six-foot two-inch target man has drawn comparisons to iconic Everton centre-forwards Duncan Ferguson and Graeme Sharp for his ability to head the ball and 19 of his 45 top-flight goals have been scored in the air.
Former Arsenal and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud said he is one of the few left in the Premier League with an art for heading and Newcastle would certainly benefit from his services.
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