Dominic Calvert-Lewin has emerged as a top target for Newcastle United as Eddie Howe draws up his shopping list for this summer.
The 25-year-old has had his season wrecked by injury after making a flying start with three goals in three games but he has slowly been making his way back to fitness.
Strong links with Arsenal appear to have cooled in recent weeks as the Gunners turn their attention to Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus which makes Newcastle the leading suitor for Calvert-Lewin if a report from The Telegraph is true and Everton are open to selling him.
The former Sheffield United striker exploded onto the national consciousness last season with a raft of goals and a call-up to the England squad and he remains one of the Blues' more saleable assets.
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There has been talk that he was keen on a move to Arsenal and Luke Edwards suggests in his report for the Telegraph that Calvert-Lewin would be interested in what Newcastle have to offer.
The Magpies are expected to spend during the close season following their acquisition by Saudi owners earlier this season.
Original Source: The Telegraph
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1 Posted 12/05/2022 at 19:09:01
2 Posted 12/05/2022 at 20:48:34
3 Posted 12/05/2022 at 20:57:11
4 Posted 12/05/2022 at 21:05:02
5 Posted 12/05/2022 at 21:07:07
Reinvest wisely please.
6 Posted 12/05/2022 at 21:32:48
Im hoping theyre proved right and, with a rest and full pre-season behind him, he comes on strong again next season.
Of course, it might help if we hadnt sold our 2 main players who can either cross a ball or play a decent through ball - and that the only ones left at the club who can do either are either on bail or injured.
7 Posted 12/05/2022 at 21:44:05
But I suspect 1 if not 2 out of Pickford, DCL and Richarlison will be sold this summer to balance the books. Richarlison is probably the likeliest to receive and enticing offer.
If I was Newcastle I think I'd target Toney above Calvert-Lewin. Probably cheaper and possibly as good (or better?!).
8 Posted 12/05/2022 at 21:45:18
Probably get about £60m if this happens.
We won't get a better player as a replacement - at least not immediately.
9 Posted 12/05/2022 at 21:55:33
Surely Howe will know he can't do one-on-one's or 25-yarders.
10 Posted 12/05/2022 at 22:02:41
11 Posted 12/05/2022 at 22:08:44
12 Posted 12/05/2022 at 22:21:47
13 Posted 12/05/2022 at 22:31:30
I dont see by game time alone, if this if and how any team would buy DCL, hes had no game time, this season, so in theory, and by stats a risk purchase?
Richarlison, is a Gladiator, in the player, whom, trys and fights for the Everton cause, every game,
I really hope he stays, as he has been the catalyst for the team and to secure their best form this season.
But wtf, do I know but like us all, on TW, I care like hell about Everton FC.
Ideally if it has to be, then all out going transfers of Evertons best players, go abroad. But in business, money comes first.
But lets see, all in, the last month, the Evertonians, have demonstrated the uniqueness, of being an Evertonian and for those whom play and are Everton players, and have played like they do care for the club.
“Whats Our Name?”
14 Posted 12/05/2022 at 22:43:52
He is a good finisher and it would have been good to have him this season, certainly.
No point spending, say, £10m on him now at his age (32), though, when he's likely to deteriorate fairly fast now and be worthless in 2 years. For free, yes definitely. But not for a fee. Shame he signed the contract extension.
Unfortunately the rebuild is about getting us back in the top half. We are miles off troubling the Rich 6 unfortunately - it is more likely to take 3 years of careful building than 1 summer. So younger is better.
15 Posted 12/05/2022 at 23:05:25
16 Posted 12/05/2022 at 23:13:00
17 Posted 12/05/2022 at 23:14:57
18 Posted 12/05/2022 at 23:54:59
19 Posted 12/05/2022 at 00:00:09
20 Posted 13/05/2022 at 02:42:03
Lampard was not shy to use youngsters at Chelsea. He can attract some good young players.
21 Posted 13/05/2022 at 06:40:06
I don't particularly like Richarlison as lone striker, hate the theatrics, but yet he works his absolute socks off and he is the one player we will really miss if he leaves. Hope he wants to stay but unlikely.
22 Posted 13/05/2022 at 08:31:45
And yes as someone else mentioned, let's get some crosses in. Our wingers prefer to cut inside, fall over or slice it into the stands.
23 Posted 13/05/2022 at 08:32:47
24 Posted 13/05/2022 at 08:33:50
25 Posted 13/05/2022 at 08:35:19
I'm off to bed.
26 Posted 13/05/2022 at 08:37:54
Trying to keep our current favourites, however good they are (and we have different opinions on that) isn't the answer.
Let the manager and DoF make the decisions and rebuild for the future. If that means selling our so-called best players then so be it.
Now that he has an Everton Passport, I can see Frank and our ever evolving background team leveraging their Chelsea links given the tendency for them to loan players out. I wouldn't be surprised to see Gallagher at Everton next season.
Once we stay up, I can see big changes at this club. Long overdue, but welcome.
That's for the summer. Brentford at home & 3 points. That's what matters right now.
27 Posted 13/05/2022 at 08:42:28
I fancy he'd like to keep him and if he can bring Dele back, I quite fancy that pairing.
28 Posted 13/05/2022 at 08:49:37
Good point; everyone seems to have forgotten about Simms. I hope Frank hasn't and he gets an opportunity pre-season.
29 Posted 13/05/2022 at 09:00:13
Just quite where this leaves us for the start of next season remains to be seen. It will need some pretty shrewd summer signings to get us to compete and score the goals we will need next season. Ominously, we don't have a very good track record when it comes to signing strikers.
30 Posted 13/05/2022 at 09:01:11
Having said that, I'd be amazed to see Gallagher at Everton. Surely he'll either spend another season at Palace, or go into the Chelsea squad?
31 Posted 13/05/2022 at 09:09:02
32 Posted 13/05/2022 at 09:30:08
33 Posted 13/05/2022 at 09:30:28
34 Posted 13/05/2022 at 09:36:26
35 Posted 13/05/2022 at 09:49:19
36 Posted 13/05/2022 at 10:06:09
I see a good player in Mykolenko and he's only 22.
Those who prefer a more traditional full back, he's your man. But with Ashley Cole coaching, he can potentially turn into something more rounded.
He has the attitude and commitment from what I've seen so far and plenty of time to develop.
37 Posted 13/05/2022 at 10:32:26
Whatever is going on in the background appears to make him want the move to London. Hell fit in better there with his dress sense, and London clubs tolerate sick notes more.
Take the 50M and let Frank buy a couple of decent strikers.
38 Posted 13/05/2022 at 10:37:24
39 Posted 13/05/2022 at 10:44:00
Keep Richarlison because he's a hardworking, game changing winger and invest in a decent striker and CB. We need to keep our best players IMO.
40 Posted 13/05/2022 at 11:17:56
But he can't risk playing the atm, we need seasoned pros to secure our place in the Premier league and hes getting some sort of tune out of them.
Imagine if we went down playing kids... he'd be slaughtered.
He's going with what he's got for now, we'll see a much different team next season.
41 Posted 13/05/2022 at 11:18:44
What is the evidence that DCL wants to move to London? Can you share please because I havent see. Anything.
If indeed youre basing your opinion (like so many other on here) on the fact he has an outside interest in modelling/fashion and the fact hes been turd since a long lay off with a serious injury then thats NO evidence.
In which case pipe down and shut up and start supporting our players. Surely youre bright enough to have seen what SUPPORT enables them to achieve over the last few matches?
42 Posted 13/05/2022 at 11:24:51
Imo if he's on the bench he's fit!
The last time he was on the pitch he was rank and showed a complete lack of interest and desire imo.
I've never been a fan of his, his shooting is woeful and his positional awareness is also poor.
Hes not a natural striker, never has been and never will be.
The above has nothing to do with his outside interests.
43 Posted 13/05/2022 at 11:27:24
44 Posted 13/05/2022 at 11:44:59
If I am allowed to play fantasy football, I would sell:
Richarlison 60 million - replace with a cheaper version such as Brereton Diaz (left over funds about 25 million)
Pickford 60 million - replace with a cheaper version such as Sam Johnstone/Nick Pope/Dean Henderson (left over funds about 20 million)
Mina -15-20 million
Doucoure - 15 million
With about 75 million to invest in 1 CB and about 2 midfielders, and 1-2 players on loan, we might just have enough to stabilise ourselves in mid-table next season, and a platform for revival of our club.
45 Posted 13/05/2022 at 11:45:17
open talks at 75M minimum. Or to put it another way, who else, comparably, are they likely to look at?
46 Posted 13/05/2022 at 12:03:35
47 Posted 13/05/2022 at 12:09:46
Are you a lion tamer in your spare time. Coming on here and being positive about Benitez. Cojones or wot!
48 Posted 13/05/2022 at 13:14:57
Also, the guy is very into his fashion and that isn't Geordieland and he is yet to show any interest in retro '90s or vintage styles. Calvert-Lewin also appears to be able to walk without dragging his knuckles on the floor. So, all round, he really would not fit in on the Tyne.
49 Posted 13/05/2022 at 13:23:51
If Arsenal offer £50M for Calvert-Lewin, they won't think twice about offering £60M. Plus they'll pay him more.
Ideally, you want a bidding war, so the more clubs that come in for him, the better. Personally I would sell.
50 Posted 13/05/2022 at 13:32:23
51 Posted 13/05/2022 at 14:42:54
52 Posted 13/05/2022 at 15:45:14
53 Posted 13/05/2022 at 15:57:43
For Calvert-Lewin to flourish, he needs supply he used to get from the likes of Digne. Without it, he is an isolated figure and ineffective. I'm not being harsh and appreciate he's been injured, but he needs good supply from either of the flanks as he's not generally the type of striker who will drop deep and create for himself. He's a decent finisher if supplied.
We currently don't have the wide players or types of full back to do that for him.
Given the importance of the striker in any successful team or team with ambition the questions is if he that good that you want to build it around him? Or do we start again?
I like him and he's good. But I'm not convinced he is that good.
54 Posted 13/05/2022 at 16:11:24
55 Posted 13/05/2022 at 16:20:31
I believe Leeds turned down a £50-million offer for Bamford or Raphinha in the last window. Mistake. Big mistake.
56 Posted 13/05/2022 at 16:20:54
I would say even the likes of Antonio, Watkins, Jimenez, or Toney are as good, if not better.
Calvert-Lewin only seems effective when he's given "service". To me, that means the ball is either put on his head, or he taps it in from 6 yards. To be a top-class Premier League striker, you need a lot more to your game. I just don't see him as a £50M player.
57 Posted 13/05/2022 at 16:38:54
He's a throwback who had a purple patch up to October last season that will unlikely be repeated. Considering the player reach that Newcastle will have now, I'll be stunned if this comes off... and I have never believed the Arsenal rumours.
58 Posted 13/05/2022 at 16:50:07
But as I've said previously, Harry Kane in some ways reminds me of Graham Sharp because he has that more complete striker in his locker. Can score in the box, can hold up play, can strike with power from distance.
We don't get that from Calvert-Lewin. To coin the phrase Wenger prematurely placed on Francis Jeffers, Dominic is a more physical and athletic "fox in the box" type of striker.
59 Posted 13/05/2022 at 16:56:40
a) out there;
c) able to be identified by our scouting team; and
d) would want to join us.
If we can identify and pick up the next Ollie Watkins, Danny Ings, Patrick Bamford, Tammy Abrahams, then great… but it'll be a risk: Calvert-Lewin has outscored all of this lot. The trick is to play to his strengths like Carlo did absolutely to get him fit & firing Oh… and to support the lad. We've all seen what support can do to players.
Dave #42 – as you fairly point out, your thoughts are based on opinion – so you don't know.
So, being a reasonable bloke, you'd concede that actually being out for 6 months can take some time to get properly fit? Especially if said player may have rushed his recovery to help out? Especially if it was a serious injury?
I just don't know why we're knocking him and saying he's disinterested because of a few poor games when he was coming back to speed.
This is exactly the point Ben Foster was making about some Evertonians: we don't support the players, we slam them.
60 Posted 13/05/2022 at 17:03:14
But it comes down to what the new management want to do when we secure top-flight football. Sell English players at an overpriced premium and pick up talent from Europe at a knock-down price? That's where I'd be going personally.
Massive profit on Calvert-Lewin based on what we paid for him and pick something up from the continent at about half the price we sell him for. If that's what we do.
61 Posted 13/05/2022 at 17:39:11
These are consistently our best players when fit – although Mykolenko and Gordon are catching up (I'd say Gray too but he's become very inconsistent).
That's why more successful clubs want them.
For some reason, a lot of fans really do detest our best players – like Lukaku and Stones before them. These are the guys we will struggle to improve on if we sell.
I'm well aware of Calvert-Lewin's limitations but he's a very good player.
62 Posted 13/05/2022 at 17:56:37
Agree with both of you
I'm well aware of his limitations but it winds me up when others say he's disinterested: it's ridiculous
Even from just a selfish perspective (eg, getting his England squad place back, goal bonus, attracting a new club), it doesn't make sense for him to not be interested. He has to prove he's fully recovered from the injury to get a big money move.
Plus he comes across as nice guy. Why wouldn't he want to help the club that ‘made him'?
I think the subtext is people don't like the fact he has a modelling career, wears girls' clothes, and was admittedly crap in his first few games back. So now he's not interested and is desperate to leave?
63 Posted 13/05/2022 at 17:57:24
64 Posted 13/05/2022 at 18:03:57
65 Posted 13/05/2022 at 18:20:42
With Simms it not yet clear. He has 7 in 19 for Hearts and some excellent strikes too. However, he's miles behind where DCL was at the same age (21). No England recognition, and no first team appearances (apart from 1 as sub).
With Broadhead, he's 24 and just hit 10 in 20 for a good team in the third tier. That places him in 34th place in the third tier scoring charts (albeit he's played fewer games than than others).
I expect him to have a good career but there's nothing really to suggest Broadhead will ever be a Premier League footballer.
66 Posted 13/05/2022 at 18:33:41
Conversely, we pick on our own. Hibbert and Osman spring to mind. One a traditional full back that many crave for, the latter a very technically gifted footballer.
I get frustration, it effects us all and we are all allowed our space to vent. I also think that it's okay to sell as long as we reinvest wisely. Most successful clubs do that. We've sold in the past but reinvested badly, sometimes not at all. And then when we got money, we just went stupid and threw it around like an irresponsible lottery winner who didn't know what to do with it.
Mykolenko. Let's keep an eye on him. I like what I'm seeing and think we have a player there.
67 Posted 13/05/2022 at 18:38:31
68 Posted 13/05/2022 at 19:03:44
69 Posted 13/05/2022 at 19:05:16
The transfer market is why all bar the usual top 6 struggle most seasons.
They have their pick of the best players from the also rans each season, how you overcome this handicap I have not a clue.
Our players and us have had a torrid time and I can imagine one or two of them wanting away.
What our squad will look like next season is anybodys guess.
70 Posted 13/05/2022 at 19:07:32
If the price is right and available, I would look at Tami Abraham, plus Dave and Tony could have his name on their shirts, even if he leaves after a few seasons.
In fact if both Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison leave, I would certainly look to tempt Abraham and Saint-Martin to fill their places.
71 Posted 13/05/2022 at 19:14:54
I don't want Raphina anywhere near Everton Football Club.
He's a snarky little shit. I honestly can't stand him. I don't care how "good" he is, he drives me insane! Hate that little cheap, whiny, annoying shit of a player!
Never. Please, please do not bring that fella to EFC!
And we don't want any injury riddled player! Injuries did us in this season (along with Rafa). No to Bramford!
72 Posted 13/05/2022 at 19:24:48
I want to see Dominic in the box for the next five years getting on the end of De Brunye style crosses and assists. The problem is not DCL it the service. If we need to sell to buy, sell other players and buy some who can provide for him.
Sort of related , Alex Iwobi has been playing better recently, particularly with the energy and effort side of his game. Id like to see him take it up a level and get some more dangerous balls into the box from around the penalty area, I think he is capable of creating more chances. Can Frank unlock a bit more from Iwobi ?
73 Posted 13/05/2022 at 19:56:39
I admire the optimism but really we have neither the money nor the pulling power.
Same with St Maximim, Phillips and Raphinha unfortunately, I expect. They'll all have better offers.
This is the trouble with buying established Premier League players. The only ones we can get are the ones who aren't really good enough to take us forward.
Look to the Championship, the reserves, academies and abroad. Lots of talent. Good value too.
74 Posted 13/05/2022 at 20:59:53
75 Posted 13/05/2022 at 21:10:18
Before this season, DCL was an increasing threat going forward, continually developing, scoring plenty, and playing and scoring for England. He was never injured and always reliable. Always gave his all for Everton.
This season, hes struggled with injury, as most players eventually do from time to time. And what do some Evertonians do? Criticise him, make crass personal remarks, and want to get rid. And now to Newcastle. Newcastle for fuck sake!!
The attitude of some Evertonians reflects the state of Everton: Acceptance of mediocrity, willing to let top players go (in this case to some shit North East club whove been bought by an oil State), and constantly start the whole mediocrity cycle once again from scratch.
No wonder were fucked.
76 Posted 13/05/2022 at 21:10:22
77 Posted 14/05/2022 at 03:09:29
He has improved massively but his best spell came when James and Digne were in the team. He thrived on balls into the six yard box. I also think that teams looking to nullify him simply packed the box.
He isnt a creator.
If we could get a good price for him and bring in Toney from Brentford at a decent price I think the attack would be improved. His work rate and tenacity is superb.
78 Posted 14/05/2022 at 05:06:15
79 Posted 14/05/2022 at 12:37:42
Considering the performances put in since return from injury (where he frankly hasn't look bothered whilst many of his team-mates are fighting for their lives), there's really no great loss here.
So, on reflection, I'd say let's get the £50M+ in the bank and another £20M from Kean and see if we can find someone decent alongside Richarlison. Of all the players we have, he's proven to be one of a few we 100% need to keep hold of.
80 Posted 14/05/2022 at 12:59:37
Of course, if they want to pay over the odds to get Calvert-Lewin, it wouldn't bother me. I think Calvert-Lewin is a one-dimensional forward. He lacks movement and any real skill on the ball.
Would he get into Liverpool, City, Spurs, Chelsea sides? I seriously doubt it. But he appears to be good enough for Newcastle or us.
81 Posted 14/05/2022 at 13:05:57
Howe getting DCL gives me the Sparky Hughes at City vibes - signing Bellamy, Santa Cruz and Jo.
Still money can fix a lot of problems. Unless you're Everton of course.
82 Posted 14/05/2022 at 13:21:39
83 Posted 14/05/2022 at 13:45:56
84 Posted 14/05/2022 at 13:54:38
85 Posted 15/05/2022 at 16:27:25
86 Posted 16/05/2022 at 09:09:03
Dom has improved massively and he'd be a huge asset to any club that play attacking football and can actually deliver crosses into the box for him.
Newcastle would suit him and for £75M that allows us to invest in several positions that need 1st team ready players.
87 Posted 17/05/2022 at 06:20:04
He had a great season, now whether that was a one-off but, despite the long injury, hasn't displayed anything since, I would cash in. Besides he doesn't seem interested in scoring, unless it's a Catwalk or a Louis Vitton Sale.
88 Posted 17/05/2022 at 07:06:16
If the answer is No, then we can sell and reinvest.
No player (apart from Kevin Sheedy) is irreplaceable.
89 Posted 17/05/2022 at 08:21:35
90 Posted 17/05/2022 at 17:32:13
91 Posted 21/05/2022 at 08:39:07
92 Posted 22/05/2022 at 13:28:07
Toney is a better player than DCL? Really, where is the proof of this because its certainly not in the goals scored column. How many has Toney scored from open play this season? In a team playing pretty good football.
I just wonder who people think would replace DCL and please dont make me laugh by mentioning Pukki. If we do sell I would much rather one of our promising youngsters is given a chance.
Ajay wants to sell most of our best platters and just assumed we can buy ready made replacements. If only it was that easy!
93 Posted 22/05/2022 at 14:02:40
The other reason is that the best players don't want to come to a club with our recent record who are not playing Champion League football.
Yes we have spashed plenty of cash but with the exception of one or two up and coming players all have turned out to be at best good players not the top players that we need to challenge your City, Chelsea etc.
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