An update has emerged on Newcastle United and their pursuit of Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the summer transfer window…
Sky Sports reporter Pete Graves has revealed that PIF have held talks over a potential swoop for the Everton attacker, who is one of a number of players who they are currently eyeing.
He Tweeted: “Latest: Moussa Diaby IS on NUFC radar. That’s as far as things are at the moment. They have an extensive list of attacking targets. Still no movement on Ekitike which remains ‘dormant’ currently. Broja and Calvert-Lewin also discussed.”
The Mirror recently reported that the Magpies have been quoted a price of £60m for the England international and will look to negotiate a lower fee.
If Newcastle can secure a deal to sign Calvert-Lewin, the Toffees striker could form a brilliant partnership with Allan Saint-Maximin.
He can thrive off of the Frenchman’s crosses and passes and be the focal point for Eddie Howe at the top end of the pitch as he is a well-rounded number nine.
Calvert-Lewin certainly leaps like a salmon in the air to get on the end of crosses and this is reflected in his impressive Premier League scoring record with his head. He has found the back of the net 19 times with headers in the top-flight, along with 25 with his feet – showing that he is a versatile finisher.
In the league last season, Saint-Maximin created seven ‘big chances’ and provided 1.4 key passes per game for the Magpies. This came after he created six ‘big chances’ and managed 1.2 key passes per match in the 2020/21 campaign.
The French attacker has the ability to deliver chances to his teammates on a regular basis and this means that he can supply Calvert-Lewin with a constant supply of opportunities to score from.
Between the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons, the Englishman plundered a whopping 29 Premier League goals and has proven that he has the quality to find the back of the net consistently at this level.
This suggests that he will be able to make the most of Saint-Maximin’s creativity and that is why they would be a superb pair to watch playing alongside each other for the Toon next term.