A big claim has emerged on Newcastle United and their interest in Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the summer transfer window…
Transfer insider Dean Jones has revealed that the Magpies remain keen on a deal to sign the England international, who has a reported price tag of £60m, ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
He told GIVEMESPORT:
“Calvert-Lewin is still the guy that they would love to lead their attack. Obviously, we haven’t seen an aggressive push to sign him at this point.
“I think they’re trying to get the kind of figures into place that might convince Everton to do business. They know they don’t want to sell the player.
“So you’re going to have to put forward a good offer from day one, if it’s going to happen.”
The gem, who was once hailed as being “cold” in front of goal by Carlo Ancelotti, could form an exciting partnership with Newcastle’s French magician if they are able to bring him in this summer.
Saint-Maximin’s creativity out wide could provide the striker with the chances he needs to make a big impact in the Premier League next season.
In the 2021/22 campaign, the former Nice man produced five goals and five assists from out wide, whilst creating seven ‘big chances’ and providing 1.4 key passes per game. The winger has shown that he has the quality to put opportunities on a plate for his teammates in the top-flight, with his statistics suggesting that he deserved more than five assists.
Calvert-Lewin’s form in the last few years suggests that he could be the goalscoring predator the club need to make the most of Saint-Maximin’s chance creation.
During an injury-hit 2021/22 campaign, the Everton talisman scored five goals in 15 starts. This came after he racked up 16 goals in 32 starts the season before that – averaging a superb SofaScore rating of 7.10.
These statistics show that he is capable of making a big impact at the top end of the pitch in the Premier League and that is why he could form an exciting partnership with Saint-Maximin. Just imagine the Englishman diving low to head in the Frenchman’s crosses at St. James’ Park next term…