Sun 26 May 2024, 13:30 · Ash Harrison

Report: Everton now eyeing 19-year-old Newcastle man after impressing last season

Report: Everton now eyeing 19-year-old Newcastle man after impressing last season
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Newcastle United and Everton could be set to do a spot of trading this summer with both clubs keen on each other's players.

The Magpies have a long-standing interest in Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin and reports have started to swirl over a summer swoop for the England international.

For many Newcastle fans it is a bit of a head-scratcher as it feels like we're just bringing in a younger version of Callum Wilson - a talented striker, no doubt, but never fit enough to actually play.

When you factor in Everton's £60million price tag it becomes even more questionable.

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DCL: Just a young Callum Wilson

Yankuba Minteh's future is still undecided

However, The Daily Mail is now reporting that The Toffees have their eye on Newcastle's first signing of last summer, Yankuba Minteh who has had a superb season in the Dutch Eredivisie with Feyenoord.

Minteh's future is currently up in the air with Arne Slot, who was instrumental in Minteh's progress last season, moving from Feyenoord to Liverpool. Eddie Howe wants to take a closer look at Minteh in pre-season before making a call on his next step, however.

Now, though, with Everton looming, is there potential to use Minteh as a makeweight to bring down Everton's asking price for DCL?


Michael Olise is higher on the priority list than DCL

Honestly, we hope not. Calvert-Lewin's injury record is a massive red flag and after having Callum Wilson unavailable for half his Newcastle career, do we really want to go through all that again?

Also, Minteh looks like an amazing find, he may not be Premier League-ready yet but the signs are positive and fans have taken a shine to him already. Let's give him a chance.

Fortunately, the report in the Mail does go on to say that Crystal Palace's Michael Olise is a bigger priority than DCL, and while we doubt we'll be at the front of the queue for him, at least we're not pinning all our hopes on Calvert-Lewin.