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A Couple Of Factors Are Keeping Striker On Newcastle’s Shortlist



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

  • Romford mag

    Jun 20, 2022 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #41

    I could change mine to many !
    But none would be appropriate for the blog 🙂

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  • JohnJ

    Jun 20, 2022 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #42

    lesh

    Jun 20, 2022 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #28

    Intersting links – If I was a Burnley fan I feel gutted that Everton seem to have got away with that at expense of their club Burnley FC

    I think Burnley should fulfil Everton’s fixtures in the Prem and Everton should go down.

    It’s strange how The Prem are so slow to act isn’t it eh?

    They wouldn’t allow our takeover through until “their nuts were in a vice”

    However I think Everton will, most certainly, face a points deduction taking effect for the forthcoming season!

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 20, 2022 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #43

    Munster

    If we’re not in for a player, it’s ‘cos either:
    They don’t fit
    Wrong terms
    Wrong attitude
    We dont want them
    Thdy don’t want us

    It’s just about skill, age, whatever!
    Eddie wants certain types to fit the correct slot.

    That goes for every player.
    There’s a plan!

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 20, 2022 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #44

    *not, just about skill…

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  • The Taco Taker

    Jun 20, 2022 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #45

    John J

    If the PL don’t sanction Everton they may as well bin the FPP rules, that was exactly my initial point.

    How is it possible that only Everton had such a huge covid impact? It isn’t – Everton just bought badly and have huge losses as a result, one of the reasons FPP exists is supposed to be to prevent that!

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  • A Geordie Mongrel

    Jun 20, 2022 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #46

    Welcome to The Taco Taker. I too fell victim to the name thing but fortunately was able to contact Neil get it deleted.

    Been posting anonymous nonsense ever since. 😆

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  • Mund

    Jun 20, 2022 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #47

    Nice to see new posters popping up over the last week…

    The more the merrier!

    HWTL

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  • JohnJ

    Jun 20, 2022 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #48

    If the Ekitike deal does not come off…….

    I’d happily take Dominic Calvert-Lewin – I feel before last season he had some great returns in his scoring figures. In the season just gone his injury curtailed his playing time.

    He’s a lad that knows where the net is and as you all know goals win matches!

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  • The Taco Taker

    Jun 20, 2022 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #49

    Thanks Geordie Mongrel. I doubt I will make much sense most of the time.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 20, 2022 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #50

    It’s good of Neil to take the time to resolve the first posts of new bloggers issue. Too many times you’ve read back on catch up and there’s a random post that hardly gets read. I think it’ll encourage more to keep posting now their posts are getting seen in real time rather than only by those on catch up.

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 20, 2022 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #51

    CLINT FLICK

    Any idea how 2020 and 2021 rolled into one financial year works?

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  • lesh

    Jun 20, 2022 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #52

    John J, Taco

    The mooted joint Burnley-Leeds action will no doubt be bouncing back and forth between the respective legals, no doubt at times being kicked into the long grass. With that in mind, I can’t see anything being resolved or decided for a while. Whether it could affect Everton this coming season’s another matter.

    Even if the EPL did decide that Everton had knowingly fallen foul of FFP rules, in mid season, I wonder whether they could order a points deduction? Possibly yes, but by the time Everton appealed, they may well have sorted themselves out and be financially healthy whereas the likes of Burnley and Watfird’ll have felt the impact of a season in the Chamoionship.

    Life’s a bitch but money talks

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  • lesh

    Jun 20, 2022 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #53

    TOM

    They’ll not keep you in hospital for too long if your lass’s got owt to do with it. I can’t see them being daft enough to dare to get on her wrong side!

    Keep a haad.

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 20, 2022 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #54

    Raj of Hailsley

    That need a complete rework of the blog into a forum type. Wouldn’t be a bad move though. Less conflicts, you can have your own thread, Mund can have his.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Jun 20, 2022 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #56

    Lesh, I would not disagree with your assessment at all. I don’t think anything will happen quickly and whatever does happen may be of little or no consequence to the clubs that were relegated.

    However, if the PL do nothing then there is no point to FPP. Also a point deduction is just one of multiple punishments the PL could choose to hand out. The could impose huge fines, or place an inbound transfer embargo on Everton or any combination of options.

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  • A Geordie Mongrel

    Jun 20, 2022 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #57

    TTT, you’ll be in good company mate.

    Jail, well done and big thanks to Neil.

    Found Everton’s ins and outs on Transfermarkt. At first glance the figures don’t add up. Time to sharpen a pencil and do some maths.

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 20, 2022 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #58

    “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.”

    This might play a big part, if the count the average loss of year 2020 and 2021 as one year to make it 2018,2019 and (2020+2021’s average). Not sure how it works though.

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  • TOM

    Jun 20, 2022 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #59

    Lesh .

    sorry the wifi is rubbish here , im still sitting in a little bay waiting to be seen .

    ive already told them thats she’s phoned me like 20 times saying , how long you gonna be . pretty busy here though god knows what time i’ll get seen to .

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #61

    Wow,
    We only won three opening day fixtures under Ashley. What a truly depressing era we had under him.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #62

    I hope he’s ordered to pay for the seasons he missed at real market value and all the costs, he’ll be absolutely humiliated.

    2
  • magicmac54

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #63

    Tom

    Keep your chin up young man, get a few of those Doner Kebabs down the hatch and you will be ready to do 15 rounds with Tyson Fury 😀 😀 😀

    https://youtu.be/zFA7iXiFWv4

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  • Not another deJong

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #64

    I keep seeing the Chronicle Newspaper Round but I never get a delivery. I even shouted “Pass” with no effect.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/AH_NUFC/status/1538940301213159425

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  • lesh

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #65

    Taco T

    “However, if the PL do nothing then there is no point to FPP. Also a point deduction is just one of multiple punishments the PL could choose to hand out. The could impose huge fines, or place an inbound transfer embargo on Everton or any combination of options.”

    —–

    If Everton does have a case to answer and it’s proven they’ve breached FFP, yes, the big question is will they and if so, will it represent a real punishment? I doubt it.

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  • Not another deJong

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #66

    I dare you to calculate the PL win ratio under Ashley’s regime.

    1
  • lesh

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #67

    TOM

    No pun intended but you’ll just have to be patient, bear the state of the NHS in mind when it comes to voting in future elections.

    But, for the present, hang in there, you’re in the right place.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #68

    Hi all

    I was thinking of changing my name to ‘The Latest Blog Superstar’ but thought that might be a tad boastful so I’ll remain the modest and unassuming EGB!

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #69

    Anyway I find myself in agreement with Kets in that we ought to try and get Solanke, I think he’d be a real monster in our current team!

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #70

    lesh

    If they take 2018,2019 and (2020+2021’s average) as the 3 years, I think Everton need about 125.5mil to 150.5mil of covid claims to survive. Think there was 25mil losses leeway because of covid too. Damn, this is more interesting than Newcastle’s transfer saga…….lol

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #71

    I forgot to mention earlier, I bumped in to the lad with the box on the school run. They’ve put his box up £3K on the season 😮

    4
  • Tyran21

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #72

    Why would EPL favor Everton anyway? If it was the “big 6” there might be some “reasons”

    1
  • The Taco Taker

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #73

    Raj,

    Now dont have we don’t have Ashey we will become far more successful, but as the new owners have said it is a long term project.

    They will focus on growing commercial revenue investing in the academy, training facilities etc all of which improves us as a club and makes us a more attractive proposition for both up and coming players as well as 1st team players, and FPP does not apply to many elements of that work.

    What they won’t do is spend over 100M on players in this window unless the rest comes from player sales. To do so (especially if one or two incoming players flop) puts us in bad position for the following windows.

    Every signal coming out of the club tells us this. We need to accept that and remain on board with it rather than worry about why we didn’t sign this player or that player already.

    I am convinced we will have made some good moves during this window before it ends and we will progress as a club. If we are lucky we are in the Europa league mix next season and if we achieved qualification I would say we are ahead of schedule in the plan for global domination 😉

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  • 9

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #74

    EGB@69 “I find myself i agreement with Kets”.
    Steady on!

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  • 9

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #75

    TTT
    Don’t foresee any appreciable income from sales, I’m afraid (unless ASM goes)

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  • SholaShow

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #76

    It;s interesting to see all the personal sprint work ASM is doing.

    I and others have pointed out how he’s lost that explosiveness and devastating acceleration. He is obvious fully aware too and how it’s diminished him.

    Seems determined to get back that exceptional speed and agility.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #77

    As has been pointed out several times on the blog, that £100m can be split into very large deposits with the balances being paid over several years, we could easily get a few £50 to £100 million pound players in this window without any FFP problems.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #78

    Leah, again I don’t disagree – what will happen and what should happen are two different things after all. The PL are still investigating Citeh for FPP breaches, they have been on that case for more than 3 years now!

    2
  • Shelvey

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #79

    I guess some young players will be given a chance to impress Howe during the preseason. Does anybody know how Kelland Watts has developed this season?

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  • webbonufc

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #80

    Welcome TTT

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