Journalist Dean Jones has claimed that Newcastle United are set to swoop in and approach Dominic Calvert-Lewin over a summer transfer.
There have been reports from The Telegraph stating that Everton have slapped a £60m asking price on their main striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer, and Newcastle United are the side that have enquired about a potential exit from Goodison Park for the English forward.
Newcastle’s hunt for a striker this summer almost came to an end when they were on the verge of confirming Hugo Ekitike, but the deal fell through due to his agent wanting more money, leading the Magpies to walk about from the deal.
Calvert-Lewin had a frustrating season last term for the Toffees. Indeed, he missed large periods due to injury, meaning that he was only able to feature 17 times in the Premier League where he scored five goals and registered two assists.
Whilst writing a report for GiveMeSport, transfer insider Dean Jones stated that insiders close to the club are convinced that the Magpies are willing to push the boat out in order to sign Calvert-Lewin from Everton this summer before the transfer window comes to an end.
“Dominic Calvert-Lewin remains Newcastle United’s top striker target as they plot a big-money move this summer,” Jones wrote.
“Insiders are convinced they would push the boat out to sign Calvert-Lewin and will soon start making an attempt to get the centre-forward who reportedly has an asking price of £60m.”
TIF Thoughts on Jones’s claim…
This summer, Newcastle could arguably have had an underwhelming transfer window, as they have only signed three players, and one of those was Matt Targett who was at the club last season on loan, and they are yet to bring in any attacking players. So we might yet see some big money spent in order to get a star attacker.
Will Newcastle regret not signing Ekitike?
Calvert-Lewin, who was called ‘top-level’ by former teammate Richarlison, was in emphatic goal-scoring form in the season before last, after he netted 16 times in 33 Premier League games, which is what would have caught the eye of those at Newcastle. But with Everton’s valuation of £60m, it will be interesting to see if the Magpies are still going to attempt to sign him this summer.