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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

  • Toonces

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #81

    EPL/FA pick and choose when and to whom they will take action.

    Even on smaller issue of player discipline they delay charging some players so that it won’t impact results on the pitch that could interfere with a team’s season. Case in point: Richarlison threw that flare into the crowd. He was charged by the FA a few weeks later. However, why wasn’t he charged before his next match and why wasn’t he carded for doing it during the game (VAR)? Everton could have been relegated if Richarlison was suspended so they delayed charging him until after they were safe.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #82

    TTT,
    I don’t really agree with that. I don’t think player sales will come in to, for starters we haven’t got any to sell. Bar a very small handful we’re going to have to pay them to leave. I do believe that spending won’t be crazy until we’re in a position to justify getting bumper sponsorship deals. I don’t think they’ll hold back with funds when it’s viable. They spent £90M in January after all.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #83

    9

    I reckon it will be more a case of clearing out players and getting them off the wage books than trying to get a big return in transfer fees.

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  • lesh

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #84

    Essex

    The owners will know well that they can spend big and carry the costs forward but, the costs don’t go away.

    I’ve no doubt they’ll run the club on a business-like basis and remain within FFP rules so until NUFC begins to sign up major sponsors and build the revenue streams, we’ll have to be patient.

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  • Not another deJong

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #85

    A more explantion of the Botman and Ekitike potenial transfers, from CBS correspondent based in France.

    Tonn Down Under chat with Jonathan Johnson (30 mins)

    https://youtu.be/ABQ2M6_N0oM

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #86

    Tom

    I hope you don’t have the same problem as there was the other week where people were being told they had a minimum of 13 hours wait.

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  • lesh

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #87

    EssexGB

    Your post @83 hit the nail on the head. Getting players out might not make money but for sure, it’ll get non-productive liabilities off the payroll.

    That’s key

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  • Mund

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #88

    Football Transfers
    @Transferzone00
    Newcastle want to sign Thorgan Hazard from Borussia Dortmund. BVB are prepared to sell him for around €15M this summer, a figure which shouldn’t be much of a problem for the Magpies. #NUFC #BVB

    (BILD via @Sport_Witness)

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  • The Taco Taker

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #89

    Dont get me wrong here guys- I dont see huge inbound transfer funds coming in anytime soon and fear some unwanted players will just linger around as long as possible while telling us they want to “fight for their place” which is unrealistic if they don’t have a squad number!

    That would be great test of Ashworth actually – can he shift some of the dead wood for cold hard cash? – I wouldn’t blame him if he couldn’t though.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #90

    Anyway RPG-ing again tonight to will be only making the odd incursion onto the blog, will be mainly lurking! 🙂

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  • Romford mag

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #92

    Ryan Giggs to stand down as Wales manager !

    Didn’t even realise he was still the official manager !

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #93

    Hayden was/is arguably one of our more saleable assets and he’s had to go on loan, one of his sale conditions more than likely involves Norwich getting promoted. I doubt Bournemouth want to buy Ritchie and nobody in the championship can match Gayle’s wages AND pay a fee for him. Our only saleable players are ones we need to keep.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #94

    I said ages ago that one of the biggest challenges this summer would be shifting the required amount of players.

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  • Mund

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #95

    Hayden is a loan with an obligation to buy so he will of played his last game for us and you can also tell with his actual farewell he knows he isn’t coming back.

    Many deals for the deadwood will be done like this.

    Darlow and Gayle off to Boro will be next

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #96

    Lesh

    An update on my son, I said he was going to do a lot of online catch up study after being made redundant and you offered some good advice.

    Well he did pretty well his own thing and after a lot of hard work has got a job doing web design, not brilliant wages at the moment but he is doing OK and is happy.

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  • ottawageordie2

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #97

    Tom: Hope all goes well and you get better soon. All the best.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #98

    Toonces

    Excellent point.
    Good explanation.

    Tyran

    Sorry, went out to throw ball.
    Maybe they are using the year before as a marker/guide?
    Or if it’s not 2 actual years, it could be a tax year, as that stradles 2 years?
    Other than that…no clue, mate!

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #99

    Maybe Darlow and Woodman might fetch a fee. Hendrick and Clark definitely won’t, nor Ritchie or Gayle, I can see Fed staying to see out his deal.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #100

    Mund

    I’d like to see him doing that with a ball at his feet! 🙂

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  • Tyran21

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #101

    Mund

    This has to be the leanest and meanest looking ASM ever. Don’t think I have seen him this lean before. 10 goals 10 assists looking good…………

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  • Shelvey

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #102

    We should be able to Get 10 for Lacelles.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #103

    Mund
    I think Miggy is clocked 3rd fastest in the league.

    3
  • captainmarvel

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #104

    Best wishes Tom, I hope everything turns out ok!

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 20, 2022 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #105

    EGB/Tyran

    He really does look good. It’s a shame as he did similar last preseason but obviously your coming back to play for Bruce so didn’t do him any good but next season is a really important year for him as he needs to show he can play a big part for the team and for Eddie.

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  • Mund

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #106

    Clint

    I didn’t know that mate.

    Another one who needs a good year and under Howe anything is possible for these lads.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #107

    Shelvey,
    Aye but do we really want to sell him right now, he’s a very good option for fourth choice.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #108

    So no player price reveals on FPL today, might be a little while away from launch.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #109

    TTT,
    Are you joining in the blog FPL this year.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #110

    Mund
    agreed mate.
    Miggy has already improved.
    You could tell when Eddie came in, he kept certain players outta the firing line, while working on them. Like holding Bruno back.
    At last we havr a proper coach… brilliant, isn’t it?

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  • Shelvey

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #111

    Raj

    It depends on how much we are able to do in the transfer market. I would sell him while we still can Get a decent fee for him and buy someone younger to gradually take Schar’s place in the team.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #112

    Shelvey,
    I get you but I just think it’s biting off more than we need to chew at the moment regarding transfers.

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  • Shelvey

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #113

    If Maxi gets 100 % match fit and stays clear of injuries, he could be a super star for us next season.

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  • captainmarvel

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #114

    Depends where the tick is I had one smack me on the thigh once while sunbathing. Luckily I was smoking at the time it did not stay long as its arse was on fire!

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  • The Taco Taker

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #115

    Clint, Miggy is fast sure, but do athletics clubs buy runners for huge fees?

    I must say at this point Miggy seems like a nice guy, always gives his all and plays well for Paraguay.

    I will also say this…I dont believe he has an actual position in a PL team. He does not create enough chances to be a winger, wide forward, or no.10. He sure ain’t a striker or CF and he is not physical enough to be CM.

    Squad player at best if we can sign a winger, but I can see how Almiron can have his uses off the bench next season.

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  • carltoon

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #116

    Excuse me SHELVEY’S Is first choice 😉

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  • carltoon

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #117

    Tom hope your OK, take care

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #118

    Cap

    Ya weren’t wearing ya pants over tights while sunbathing, were ya?
    😀

    Superhero joke!

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  • Shelvey

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #119

    Raj

    Maybe, it is a long transfer window and plenty of business to be done. I trust the Club to Get this right, but we should not be sitting with any deadwood when the season starts.

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  • Mund

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #120

    Clint

    I feel blessed mate 🙂

    Howe will cement his name into Geordie folklore. That’s a FACT! 😉

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