Minteh 'agrees terms' with unnamed club after Everton linked with move for player

Newcastle United are it seems edging closer to a deal for Dominic Calvert-Lewin while their Gambian winger Yankuba Minteh has allegedly agreed personal terms with an unnamed club.
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As we reported yesterday, the Magpies are keen to bring Everton centre-forward Calvert-Lewin to Tyneside and are trying to secure his signature quickly.

This situation leaves the Blues in something of a quandary, as they weigh up whether to sell their main striker and leading goalscorer this summer or risk letting him run down his contract and depart for nothing next year.

In addition, is the issue of PSR and whether the Toffees will face another breach and possible points deduction next season, unless they can bring in significant monies before the end of this month.

There were some indications that the situation might not be quite as dire as thought with TV rights and Premier League income and then the sale of Lewis Dobbin to Aston Villa, potentially enabling Everton to avoid another breach without major player sales

However, that is not totally clear and so it could be that the club still need to realise the value of one of their most attractive assets in order to be completely safe from further PSR penalties.

This of course, is what they apparently tried to do two years ago when selling Richarlison to Tottenham right before the end of June 2022. Despite doing so the Blues still fell foul of the rules.

As all these rumours about DCL were swirling around, there were also reports that Everton were interested in Minteh as Newcastle appear ready to offload the young winger in spite of his enjoying a fine campaign on loan at Feyenoord last season.

Now, comes a story that the 19-year-old has agreed personal terms with an interested club, but we don't know who that might be.

Given that the Magpies want to sell Minteh outright, it seems unlikely that the aforementioned club will be Everton as the severe financial constraints the club are under would surely make that difficult.

Well, we will no doubt find out sooner or later and see if indeed Everton are serious about a deal for this player.

Even assuming they are, he will not replace Calvert-Lewin directly, although does offer the pace, natural width and goal threat the Blues so badly need.