Sat 22 Jun 2024, 11:11 · Ash Harrison

Newcastle 'pushing ahead' for 27-year-old England striker who is likely to divide opinion

Newcastle 'pushing ahead' for 27-year-old England striker who is likely to divide opinion
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Newcastle United are said to be closing in on a deal for a long-term target in the form of Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Eddie Howe needs at least one striker through the door this summer and Newcastle have long fancied Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin with links to a move for the 27-year-old going back to 2021.

Now The Telegraph are reporting that talks are ongoing between Everton and Newcastle over a summer move for their 11-times capped England striker.

It will depend on how much Calvert-Lewin ends up costing before we can fully determine whether this is a good move or not.


Do Newcastle have enough medical staff to cope with Calvert-Lewin and Wilson?

If Newcastle could get Calvert-Lewin for under £30million then it may not be a bad deal given that he's a Premier League-proven striker with caps and goals for his country.

However, any more than that and the whole thing becomes questionable. What Newcastle would potentially save on transfer fees at sub-£30million they would need to spend on medical supplies as Calvert-Lewin spends more time out than Callum Wilson and our medical team were already stretched beyond their limit last season, so paying any more than £30million would not be worth it.

In all seriousness, there is a good player in DCL, but his injury record is terrifying, and when we already have one striker who has clearly had his muscles in a slow-cooker for hours for maximum tenderness, it doesn't make much sense. Nor, really, does replacing one with the other.


We need more convincing on this one

If Callum Wilson is to stay on Tyneside this summer, which Eddie Howe is hoping he will, then between them they could both cover Alexander Isak for a season, I suppose.

He just seems like a hard sell for me, but I'm sure there are plenty out there who see this as a good move by the club.

We'll see how it goes and indeed, how much the deal ends up costing us if indeed the story is true. I mean, it is Luke Edwards after all. If you know, you know.