Super-rich Newcastle ‘are ready to prey on Everton’s crippling £250m Covid losses by stepping up their pursuit of star striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin’
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin has attracted the interest of several top-flight clubs
- The England striker endured an injury-hit campaign for Everton last season
- Newcastle are thought to be in the market for a striker in the summer window
- Everton are in financial trouble and Newcastle want to capitalise with an offer
Newcastle are reportedly looking to capitalise on Everton’s dire financial situation by stepping up their pursuit of striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the summer transfer window.
The Magpies are set to be active in the market after being taken over by a Saudi-backed consortium in October.
Boss Eddie Howe is thought to have prioritised signing a striker as he aims to build on an 11th place finish last season and Calvert-Lewin is believed to be high on the Newcastle manager’s list.
Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the subject of interest from several top-flight clubs
Eddie Howe is thought to be prioritising signing a striker in the summer transfer window
The Mirror reports Newcastle will test Everton’s resolve in the summer window as they hope to take advantage of the financial issues at the Merseyside club, who posted losses of £250million over the past two seasons.
Leeds and Burnley have called on the Premier League to investigate Everton’s finances and have told the league they believe Everton have breached domestic financial fair play rules.
Calvert-Lewin is understood to be interested in a move away from Goodison Park, The Mirror reports.
Calvert-Lewin suffered an injury-hit campaign as Everton narrowly avoided relegation
The 25-year-old had impressed the previous season and played for England at Euro 2020
The striker endured an injury-hit campaign as Everton narrowly avoided relegation. The England international made only 18 appearances, scoring five goals.
The 25-year-old striker had won admirers across the Premier League after impressing in the 2020-21 season as he scored 21 goals and made the England squad for the postponed Euro 2020 tournament.
Everton are expecting offers for one of their main assets in the summer, with Manchester United and Arsenal also expressing an interest in the player.
Calvert-Lewin will not come cheap, but that is not likely to be a problem for cash-rich Newcastle.
The Everton striker recently shared the news of his difficult experiences in a post on Instagram
Following a tough campaign at Everton, Calvert-Lewin opened up on his mental health struggles, revealing he ‘endured some of the most difficult times’ of his career and life this season and said ‘talking saved my life’.
Newcastle have also been linked with a move for highly-rated Reims striker Hugo Ekitike, who turned down a switch to England in January.
Dortmund are also interested in the 19-year-old and want him as a replacement for Manchester City-bound Erling Haaland.