Newcastle remain interested in Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin according to a report in The Athletic. The 25-year-old was identified as a priority target as the curtains were being drawn on this past season.
An initial enquiry for the England international was met with a ‘not for sale’ answer according to a report from The Telegraph a few weeks ago. As it stands, nothing has progressed beyond that point.
Everton have not received an official bid for the striker. However, they remain braced for one later in the summer. There are suggestions that Calvert-Lewin could be ready for a fresh start.
He suffered an injury-plagued campaign but also did not produce the goods until late in the season. He finished on a high scoring the goal that clinched safety against Crystal Palace in the season’s penultimate match.
His tally of 5 goals in 17 matches is not terrible considering his struggles. It is a far cry from the 36 goals in all competitions from the previous two campaigns.
Calvert-Lewin is reportedly open to leaving Goodison Park as the club are in financial turmoil. Frank Lampard will struggle to improve his squad this summer with limited resources.
Everton struggled to create chances which is likely to continue into the upcoming season. Calvert-Lewin may not want to risk a dry start in front of goal with the World Cup coming in November.
Here is some of what is written in The Athletic:
It remains to be seen if Everton will be able to fully address their creative deficit, but it is an issue for Calvert-Lewin — who will want to start the new campaign with the best possible chance of starting to score consistently again in a World Cup year.
Luke Edwards suggested in early June that the door was not closed on Calvert-Lewin. There are many factors that could come into play with the player considering his future and the dire state of Everton’s finances.
It seems a remote proposition now, but things may drastically change as the season draws nearer. I wouldn’t be surprised if Newcastle test the waters with a bid later in the window to see how Calvert-Lewin reacts.
184 comments so far
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:02 PMComment #1
Good luck Tom
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:06 PMComment #2
gloom cheers mate
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:08 PMComment #3
Got to go i’ll leave you with this
”Fry Me A Kipper I’ll Be Back For Breakfast”
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:09 PMComment #4
Are Burnley/Leeds still taking Everton to court for breach of rules?
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:09 PMComment #5
Welcome to the blog John McHale
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:13 PMComment #6
Welcome to the blog 🙂
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:14 PMComment #7
John McHale is now The Taco Taker?
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:16 PMComment #8
Better than being the Kipper Licker I suppose
The Taco Taker
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:16 PMComment #9
Thanks Mund, I didn’t know you have to select your nickname as your view name.
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:17 PMComment #10
Repost for The Taco Taker
New poster but long time reader of the blog.
On the topic of Everton and FFP while I am not accountant like onmeeheadsun I think what Everton are trying to claim is basically “our players are worth a lot less because of covid and had it not been for covid we could have sold some of them at large profit” – It must be along those lines cos players account for the majority of their losses especially given what does not count towards FPP.
The question the Premier League have to ask themselves is “Why are Everton uniquely in this position?” – the answer is simply they spent really really badly.
= Guilty of FPP breach
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:17 PMComment #11
I know, juvenile and disgusting
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:17 PMComment #12
I am trying to get new users’ first comments (which need to be approved) to post at an updated time so they don’t get lost in the mix.
Still some kinks to iron out.
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:19 PMComment #13
The Taco Taker
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:19 PMComment #14
As for DCL, no thanks, he would probably injured at the same times as Wilson
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:20 PMComment #15
Tom, get well soon mate
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:22 PMComment #16
Rom, could be a new name for EGB to suit his new found fame 🙂
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:22 PMComment #17
Raj of Hailsley
Jun 20, 2022 at 4:31 PM
Bit disappointed that Raphina could be off to Arsenal, I thought the only thing stopping us having a chance was that he had his heart set on Bayern or Barca. We can match the asking price and pay the wages, we should have been on to that. Imagine having him and ASM on either side.
Jail, I agree. Ponetial purchases like these are tests of our ambition. I saw that Sth American correspondent was on Sky yesterday saying he thought Raphina would go to a prem club. I wonder why we are not competing for him – doesnt make a pile of sense to me.
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:23 PMComment #18
😆 aye mate every first time poster who just joined makes the same mistake.
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:24 PMComment #19
He’ll be wanting a star on the Hollywood walk of fame next 😆
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:24 PMComment #20
Anyway, off to water the allotment…..and my gizzard. Catch up later.
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:25 PMComment #21
Take care mate
The Taco Taker
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:31 PMComment #22
Good to know I am not the only one who fell for that Mund
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:32 PMComment #23
Speak for yourself mund I got my name right first time 😉
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:37 PMComment #24
What was it again…?
Richard Head…? 😉 😆
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:38 PMComment #25
Wasn’t there a John McHale who played for the makems?
Not saying you are he of course Taco.
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:39 PMComment #26
Along those lines 😆
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:39 PMComment #27
I might be confused with John McPhail.
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:42 PMComment #28
I think Mcfail was a mackem, bro’.
The Taco Taker
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:43 PMComment #29
Well I was a pretty rubbish player Novo so I guess it is not beyond the realms of possibly! but nah I turned down the contract they offered me on general principal.
Toon fans bad
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:43 PMComment #30
Get Ekitike in and in order to beef him up, loan him to WBA for a month, Agent Bruce will get 2 stone on him in short time 😆
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:44 PMComment #31
Do they still class DCL as an ‘england international’?
Oh! Please make his name go away…
F@#£ knows what his show reel looks like?
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:44 PMComment #32
I thought it was hunt
Warwick hunt ! 😀
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:46 PMComment #33
You still around? What’s the meaning of this? So they going to take 2018, 2019 and average of 2020 + 2021 into account instead?
“The financial year of 2020 has not fallen under FFP rules and will instead be rolled into 2021. Those two years are then to be assessed as a single financial window. Losses over the €30 million threshold will be permitted without punishment, so long as it is clear the deficit came as a result of COVID-19.”
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:47 PMComment #34
My bad , that was munds 😆
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:47 PMComment #35
Best wishes from yours truely!
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:47 PMComment #36
I didn’t know which of my names to use?
Thus one just cane up on its volition.
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:47 PMComment #37
I was waiting for your input 😆
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:48 PMComment #38
You don’t know me well then 😉
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:49 PMComment #39
I couldn’t think of anything witty so used the start of mine and the wife’s names
Jun 20, 2022 at 5:50 PMComment #40
You should change your name to lurker mag 😉