Newcastle United have now joined the race to sign former Sheffield United striker, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, as the Magpies look to strengthen their ranks in the January and summer windows.
According to The Telegraph, Newcastle want to bring in Calvert-Lewin as part of their spending spree following their takeover by the mega-rich PIF.
As reported on Sheffield United News previously, Arsenal are already thought to be considering a move for Calvert-Lewin. It is thought Everton would look for at least £50m if they were to consider a sale.
Calvert-Lewin scored 25 goals last season for Everton and England. As part of that, he scored just one penalty. Interestingly, per The Telegraph’s report, he scored the most goals inside the penalty area in the entire league.
For the Blades, it’s a chance again to potentially get some money into the coffers. A sell-on clause is likely to be in Calvert-Lewin’s original deal when he left for Merseyside. As mentioned previously, that could land United with a healthy cheque if he does move on for big money.
Calvert-Lewin a good fit for Newcastle?
Obviously, in terms of on the field, it doesn’t really make much difference how well Calvert-Lewin does if he does go to Newcastle. For the Blades, the main issue is getting that money in should he sign.
But, it’s still nice to see an ex-Blade doing well. With that, it makes sense to give our thoughts on a potential move too.
Calvert-Lewin, on paper, is perfect for The Toon. While he’s a big name striker in England, he’s not in the world-class bracket and huge earners that might come down the line. The Magpies need players for the here and now, with proven pedigree. In ‘DCL’, they’d be getting that.
A partnership with Callum Wilson is mouthwatering really for Newcastle fans. And even if he does cost £50m+, that won’t even touch the sides of what PIF will probably end up spending in the Northeast.