Everton star identified as early target for Newcastle United’s new owners – The Telegraph

According to The Telegraph, Newcastle United are interested in signing Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Mike McGrath reports that the player is ‘highly regarded’ by the club’s current recruitment team – a stance he doesn’t expect to change, even if new technical staff are brought in to help oversee this new era at St James’ Park.

The piece states that the new owners will be in the market for a new striker when the transfer window reopens, believing current No 9 Callum Wilson needs more support up top.

It’s an ambitious target given we’re currently 19th in the table and a long way from where we want to be as the newly crowned ‘richest club in the world’, however they do say money talks.

That said, The Telegraph report that we’d face stiff competition for his signature, stating that Arsenal are keen along with one ‘major Bundesliga club’, while Man Utd and Man City are also believed to be ‘long-term admirers.’

Calvert-Lewin scored 21 goals in all competitions last season and has bagged three goals in as many Premier League appearances this season before missing Everton’s last five games with a fractured toe.

Another name linked and an exciting one at that, however it’s hard to get too invested in potential transfer targets when we haven’t got a manager in place at present!

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