Newcastle United identify £72k per week Everton ace as main man to lead revolution

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Through the years, Everton produced some of the finest strikers. The likes of Dixie Dean, Duncan Ferguson, Graeme Sharp and other legendary names have donned the number 9 jersey.  Dominic Calvert-Lewin also took the number 9 jersey in a bid to show that he’s a deserving candidate to wear the royal blue jersey.

Calvert-Lewin has been a talismanic presence for Everton in the last couple of years, especially in the 2020-21 season. Under Carlo Ancelotti, Calvert-Lewin showed his true talent and became a dangerous goal scorer. During Ancelotti’s reign, the Englishman touched new heights and developed into a more complete and venomous striker.

In 60 games played under the Italian, Calvert-Lewin scored 29 goals and provided six assists. After the 2020-21 season, Calvert-Lewin’s career was expected to fly and reach greater heights. He started the 2021-22 season in brilliant fashion, scoring three goals in first three Premier League games.

However, what ensued for next three months was a nightmare for Calvert-Lewin. In fact, the whole season was a forgettable one for the Englishman. Calvert-Lewin suffered a toe fracture and a quadriceps injury which kept him out until January.

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Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is a top target for Newcastle

In the second half of the season, Calvert-Lewin continued to struggle with fitness issues and missed occasional games. The Englishman had to dig very deep in himself to find the confidence and patience to get through this tough time. The Englishman did finish off the season by scoring the most important goal of the season, that too in classic DCL fashion, scoring a header against Crystal Palace to ensure the Toffees’ safety.

Since last summer, the former Sheffield United striker has been linked with a number of clubs, particularly Arsenal. The Gunners admire Calvert-Lewin and consider him as a transfer target this summer too. However, there are other clubs too. Newcastle United had reportedly even made contact with his representatives.

According to The Mirror, Newcastle will look to take advantage on Everton’s dire financial situation and make a move for Calvert-Lewin. Since the Saudi led takeover, the face of Newcastle United has changed. The Toons were 19th but after a cash injection of £95 million in the January transfer window, which allowed Eddie Howe to reenergize the squad, Newcastle finished 11th in the table.

The Magpies consider Calvert-Lewin to be the lead face to lead the next step of their revolution as the north east club embarks on the mission to close the gap to top six. Newcastle will have a massive war chest going into the summer transfer window and Calvert-Lewin is one of their prime targets.

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Everton want to hold onto their talismanic duo Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin but will be aware that the duo will attract a lot of interest this summer and some of the offers can be mouthwatering.

The Toffees recorded losses of over £100 million for a third successive year and are walking on a tight rope in terms of spending. It is very likely that the Merseysiders will first have to sell in order to buy any player from the transfer market. It is also understood that the 25 year old striker is open to listening offers this summer.

Holding onto Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin may be an extremely challenging task. The Magpies will be ready to test Everton’s resolve and it remains to be seen if Everton give up or remain resistant to any tempting offers. If Calvert-Lewin is to depart, the Royal Blues will be expecting a far greater value than his market value of £37.8 million quoted by Transfermarkt.

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