Newcastle United have reportedly now held talks over the possibility of signing Arsenal target Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the summer.
THE LOWDOWN: INJURY-HIT SEASON
Unfortunately for the Everton striker, he has been hit with numerous injury problems this season, which has been telling considering that the Goodison Park club find themselves in a Premier League relegation scrap.
His season has been plagued by spells on the treatment, which means that he has never been able to gain any momentum since scoring in the opening three games of the Premier League (Transfermarkt).
This is in stark contrast to last term, where he managed to keep himself fit for the majority of it, and ended up banking 21 goals and five assists in total in all competitions (Transfermarkt).
Hailed as an “amazing” striker by Toffees team-mate and former Magpies hitman Salomon Rondon, and called “one of the best” in his position by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, he has still been attracting the interest of several Premier League clubs not least the Gunners and now the Magpies.
THE LATEST: CALVERT-LEWIN TALKS
As per Football Insider, a source from St James’ Park has shared that Calvert-Lewin is on the Magpies’ list of targets, and early talks have now taken place with the player’s representatives.
However, the England striker would prefer to join Arsenal over the Magpies, should a decision need to be made.
This follows news from Football insider Dean Jones, who revealed that the north London outfit hold an interest in Calvert-Lewin, and believes that he will end up leaving Goodison Park in the summer:
“It’s been a massive turnaround for Calvert-Lewin this season. I never would have thought I’d be talking about him leaving, but I do think there is a decent chance he goes now.
“Arsenal are interested. We’ll have to wait and see whether that actually comes through, though, because Arsenal are looking at a lot of forwards at the moment.”
THE VERDICT: WOULD BE A GOOD OPTION
The Gunners should maybe wait to see whether or not Everton stay up before deciding to battle it out with the Magpies on the £37.8m-rated hitman.
If the Toffees do end up getting relegated, then Mikel Arteta could potentially sign him for a cheaper price. However, if Frank Lampard’s side stay in the Premier League, the striker may come at a premium.
Nonetheless, Calvert-Lewin would be a good option for Arsenal alongside the potential signing of Gabriel Jesus, coming as as an England international and proven Premier League scorer, while he is also at an ideal age at 25, holding the potential to become a much more consistent and efficient forward with more coaching and development in the English top flight.