Tue 2 Jul 2024, 15:00 · Liam Brusby

Newcastle won't approach £37m Premier League star until 32-year-old forward leaves the club

Newcastle won't approach £37m Premier League star until 32-year-old forward leaves the club
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Newcastle United will not pursue a deal for Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin until Callum Wilson leaves the club, reports suggest.

The Magpies were in discussion with the Toffees over a potential deal for the 27-year-old former England international during their struggles with the Premier League's Profit and Sustainability rules.

Talks broke down after the two clubs couldn't agree on a fee and Yankuba Minteh, who was discussed in a potential PSR-friendly swap deal joined Brighton for £33million.

Calvert-Lewin still looks set to leave Everton this summer with the Magpies hoping they can offload Wilson to bring him in.

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Everton's asking price for Dominic Calvert-Lewin was too much.

The interest in Calvert-Lewin was genuine from a Newcastle standpoint. Toon boss Eddie Howe is eyeing a striker to come in and act as a backup option for Alexander Isak.

The issue was that Everton were looking for a fee of £37m for him which is significantly more than Newcastle wanted to pay.

Wilson; who Calvert-Lewin was set to replace, had an up-and-down season for the Magpies, scoring nine goals in 20 Premier League games. The 32-year-old struggled with injuries and fitness however and ended up missing a significant chunk of the season due to a number of problems.

Last week, Wilson made a cryptic post on Instagram that suggested he could be leaving but no approaches have been made.


Is Dominic Calvert-Lewin the right player to sign for Newcastle?

Like Wilson, Calvert-Lewin's season has also been inconsistent. The 27-year-old scored seven goals in 32 Premier League appearances but failed to find the net for over 20 games between October and February.

Calvert-Lewin is a player who has success with the ball in the air, enjoys flick-ons to a winger and is a useful asset for indirect freekicks.

Wilson is a player you would see holding a ball up, preferring to keep the ball on the ground. His finishing is excellent and is always eager to get in the box.

Stylistically, it's a bit of a change from what Newcastle fans are used to but it is sure to be a welcome one.