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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

  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #121

    Taco
    See where Paraguay play him?
    He ain’t a winger. Pointless playing him there. He’s much more effective behind a striker, from midfield. Clicked way better with South American mids in there. Quick witted, quick passing.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #122

    Mund

    I already love the guy better than most of our past coaches.
    Which is mad!

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #123

    Mund

    No one needs to remind you to keep the faith, bud!

    Toon Toon…

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  • Mund

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #124

    Shelvey

    I agree with you about the deadwood but Lascelles is definitely not deadwood mate.

    He has been a loyal player and has led us through a very dark period in the clubs history when many wouldn’t of. He has been an excellent captain and if anyone deserves another year it’s Jamaal. He even showed when he came back into the fold last year that he was back to his best, like many did tbh.

    If he wants to leave then he deserves that also but I think he wants to be around for this chapter of the clubs new era and play his part into the bright future we have

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #125

    Taco

    Also, see how the South Americans press incessantly. That’s what Eddie wants.

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  • Mund

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #126

    BLACK AND WHITE ARMY!!! 😎

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #127

    Mund
    Good call on lascelles.
    Geordie warrior, deserves to enjoy our rise!

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #128

    I agree with Jail that shifting players on this summer will be as important a task as bringing players in. We have little in the way of saleable assets but I disagree in that I would sell Lascelles for £10m if that sort of offer is on the table as it boosts the coffers against FFP and gets a wage off the bill.

    Hendrick, Ritchie, Gayle and Clark are guys we absolutely need to get off the books (maybe less so Ritchie if he wants to stay and take his badges under Howe)

    But as Jail says, we’ll have to pay people to take these guys off our hands which limits us regarding FFP. That being said, I still think we have wiggle room to spend £100m – £120m this summer but can’t see us spending much more than that.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #129

    😉

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #130

    I should caveat that I like Lascelles and share the positive sentiments about him but I think if an offer of £10m came in from Nottingham Forest where he can play regular PL football for his boyhood club and we can get a fee for a player who will increasingly become marginalised then I think it’s a deal that works for all parties.

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  • Shelvey

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #131

    Mund

    Agree that Lascelles is not deadwood and has been a good leader, that is why I also think clubs would pay a decent few for him. But I would upgrade him with a younger CB who is better on the ball. He is not getting any better and is 29.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #132

    Be interesting to see what/if we get money for some of our players.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #133

    Shelvey

    But maybe we should concentrate on moving the guys we can’t use?

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  • Mund

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #135

    Shelvey.

    I agree I’d like better mate but I think having Lascelles around for at least another year gives us a lot more than a new fresh young defender with potential. You can’t buy what Jamaal gives us which is loyalty, love and passion for the club, gets and understands what the club means to us fans and the City and he will put his body on the line as he bleeds black and white.

    It’s good to keep that type of balance in the squad and let others and new additions see what it means to squad members like Lascelles as nobody can sell it better.

    I’d be disappointed to see him go but only because I’m a big fan of his but I do understand at some point he will be gone but he will go and be will have my love and adulation and thanks for what he has gave us

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #136

    Clint

    Easier said than done mate. Hendrick, Clark and Gayle are Championship level players (good Championship players admittedly) but are on inflated Ashley-era wages as it was cheaper to offer them bumper deals than to replace them with new signings so in order to ship them out we’ll need to part-pay their wages as part of any loan deals they go on – loans because Championship clubs simply aren’t going to pay a fee for these guys as well as the hefty wedges they’re on.

    They also can reject any move and just sit back and run down their contracts as is their right to do, but this should be discouraged as much as possible so part-paying their wages on any loan move they go on is likely the best course of action. However, this will then eat into whatever budget we have against FFP as wages factor into the equation so we need to canny about how we structure our own incoming transfers as well as any outgoing loans.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #137

    Clint,
    Yeah I get Paraguay deploy miggy well, and with Howe you have a point given a full pre-season to work with him. But do you see him as a starter assuming we sign a quality winger?

    Raj,
    How much is FPL gonna cost me? And what’s the basic rules, I am new 😉

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  • Mund

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #138

    What happened to Saivet, Colback, Lazaar…?

    Did they get squad places…?

    If there is any deadwood left they will be left out of the squad it’s as simple as that.

    If we can afford to keep paying the likes of those loads above under the Ashley era then I think of a few more want to hang about and train with the kids or on their own then on their head

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #139

    Mund

    He’s club captain, too. For years.
    That level don’t come cheap!
    Some of our players are worth more than some give credit, imv.

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  • Mund

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #140

    Clint

    Completely agree mate but I’ll never forget and let’s be honest here he looked a beast when he came back into the fold and he can still be a big player for us.

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  • Shelvey

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #141

    Clint,

    Yes, and hopfully they already are, Gayle, Clark, hendrick, Ritche needs to find new clubs asap. With trippier and Kraft as the two best right backs, maybe we could get something for manquillo, sell him to a Club in La liga.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #142

    The problem with including any conversation about Saivet, Colback and Lazaar was that this was in an era where we spent next to nothing on outgoing transfers so it was easy to pay these deadwood players and remain within FFP limits.

    Now we’re looking to spend considerable sums of money in the transfer market so any ‘deadwood’ wages factor in considerably more than they ever did in the Ashley era.

    Apples and oranges.

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  • yorkymag

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #143

    Lascelles is poor too slow uncomfortable on the ball in fact doesn’t want the ball panics under pressure and has poor positional awareness
    We owe him nothing he has been paid excellent wages for average at best performance get rid and good riddance

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #144

    Taco
    I don’t see ys buying a ‘winger’, those days are done, for me. We’ll be getting interchangeable mids with various skills.
    Wingers constantly crossing into the box is low % football. Quick, intricate passing us here to stay.

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #145

    Shelvey

    We’re bound to be able to get a decent fee for Manquillo, he’d be quality in La Liga. Has been OK for us at times and was class away to Leeds when he came on for Dummett which was such a pivotal result for us. I agree though that Krafth has looked very solid since coming in so Manquillo is way down the pecking order and should be shifted if possible.

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  • Mund

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #146

    Well let’s wait and see what happens…

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  • Mund

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #147

    yorkymag

    That’s a very poor assessment of Lascelles. Owe him nothing…? Howay fella

    Each to their own I guess…

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #148

    Yorkymag

    Couldn’t disagree with you more mate. Was one of the few players in the 2015/16 relegation season who stood up and was counted. Was outstanding under Rafa, and has been a commanding, steady leader during some of the most tumultuous years in living memory. He will be remembered fondly by most Newcastle United fans and rightly so.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #149

    Ruddy

    They can ‘down boots’ but, that won’t improve their desirability, will it?

    I’d be accepting terms tgat nade it possible to play football, for a team that wanted me, factoring wage and price into a credible package.
    Wouldn’t you?

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #150

    @Mund

    Thorgan would be a good option for right wing and no 10 didn’t realise he was 29 though?

    Get a good few years out of him

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #151

    Yorkmag

    Harsh, while being unfair, there mate.

    Club capt. For 3 coaches?

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  • Mund

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #152

    Lee

    Better than what we have at squad depth currently. I wouldn’t like to think he’d be the one to fill the RW permanently but definitely as a squad member

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #153

    Clint

    They were offered contracts so it’s their right to want to run these contracts down if that is what they decide to do. Clark and Gayle are both 32 so don’t have many years left at the top to command decent wages, and a professional footballer’s career is short so they want to maximise their earnings as best they can.

    Hendrick, while only 30 and with a few more years in the tank, is clearly not a Premier League standard footballer and since we signed him on a free was offered wages he’d never get at any other club so again, I understand why he wouldn’t want to relinquish that contract. In these cases it’s likely that we’ll have to pay part of their wages to get them out on loan to Championship clubs, which is a hit we’ll have to take I guess.

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  • Shelvey

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #154

    After all these years under Ashley it would be awesome to have a 25 man squad without any deadwood and a couple of 19-20 years old pushing for places.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #155

    TTT,
    It’s free, here’s a short video to get you started. Really simple to learn, a little bit harder to get good at.
    https://youtu.be/bd2mhDxFNeg

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  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #156

    Thorgan Hazard for €15m every day of the week over Dwight McNeil. Would be a cracking signing at that rate and would bolster the squad for sure.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #157

    Shelvey

    I see manq leaving too.
    Worth a few euros, experience costs when your trying to stay in a league, get outta a league, ya know?

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  • yorkymag

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #158

    We have moved on sentiment counts for nothing with Rafas Hoff ball lascelles was ok always tried hard but very very limited at the level we aspire too
    It’s not harsh it’s the reality sentiment will only limit our rise to the top
    Thanks but time to go

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  • The Taco Taker

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #159

    Sorry Clint i meant to say “two footed wide players with incredible pace, superior footballing intelligence, next level ball control, a deadly finish and opponents bounce off him like he is made of rubber” – but of course that player would be on a lot of teams radars I suppose.

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  • yorkymag

    Jun 20, 2022 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #160

    2 muppets and rafa with his hands tied behind his back!

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