Report: Newcastle expected to bid for 'fantastic' £85m striker soon, they hope he fancies northeast switch
Newcastle United could make a move for Everton striker, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, in the next few weeks, according to a report from The Telegraph.
While talks haven’t advanced when it comes to Newcastle moving for Calvert-Lewin, The Telegraph claims that the Magpies will continue to monitor the situation in the coming weeks and in all likelihood, will make a bid for the England striker.
Newcastle are then said to be hoping that ‘DCL’ will then ask Everton to let him leave. Of course, The Toffees are desperate to keep the former Sheffield United striker. But Frank Lampard knows he’ll need to lose a one or two big players this summer, with the club’s finances in a mess.
It’s been claimed previously that Everton could even put an asking price of £85m on Calvert-Lewin’s head. There’s no way Newcastle will be paying that, so there’d need to be some negotiation somewhere down the line.
Calvert-Lewin endured an injury ravaged season with Everton last term but returned late in the day to help Lampard’s men seal their place in the top flight for another season. Hailed as a ‘fantastic‘ striker by Carlo Ancelotti, Calvert-Lewin has also been watched by Arsenal.
TBR’s View: Calvert-Lewin Is A Good Fit For Howe At Newcastle
Well, he is, but not at £85m, not a chance. There is simply no way a club is paying that for Calvert-Lewin and it’s clearly an effort from Everton to put clubs off.
However, if that fee can be brought down a tad then ‘DCL’ is a good fit for Newcastle under Howe. He leads the line well, works hard, and when fit, knows where the net is. He is, in a strange way, a more versatile and younger version of Chris Wood.
Newcastle need a good summer, and signing Calvert-Lewin for the right price would be a fine start.
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