An update has emerged regarding Newcastle United‘s pursuit of Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the summer transfer window…
According to Dean Jones in his column for GIVEMESPORT, the Magpies have made the England international a ‘prime’ target ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.
Dan Ashworth is plotting a swoop for the centre-forward and Everton are reportedly looking for a fee in the region of £60m.
Newcastle want to improve their attacking options and they view Calvert-Lewin as a player who can offer a different dimension to their frontline.
By securing a deal for the striker, Ashworth can land Howe his own version of Manchester United and Real Madrid legend Cristiano Ronaldo.
Calvert-Lewin’s former teammate Richarlison previously hailed the gem’s talents and compared him to the Portuguese icon, saying: “He’s transformed into a complete striker. I remember when I got here he was nothing like the player he is today.
“It’s down to the work he’s put in. He’s in the gym every day, he’s always working on his finishing. And playing under [Carlo] Ancelotti he’ll keep getting better and better.
“He’s had a superb start to the season and without doubt deserved his England call-up. He must be a nightmare to play against and he has an incredible leap on him like Cristiano Ronaldo.”
These comments suggest that the English marksman would offer a huge threat in the air in a similar vein to the legendary Portuguese centre-forward, who has scored 11 headed goals in the Premier League in 226 games during his career for Manchester United.
Meanwhile, Calvert-Lewin has found the net 19 times by using his head in 164 appearances in the English top flight. This suggests that he offers even more than Ronaldo when it comes to scoring with his head from crosses and set pieces.
He has also scored 20 goals with his right foot, and five with his left, in proving that he is a versatile finisher who can deliver at the top of the pitch. The 25-year-old is not limited to just being good in the air and has the potential to be a complete number nine for the Toon.
Therefore, he can be Howe’s own version of Ronaldo by coming in to be the club’s focal point up front, scoring a variety of goals and being lethal when the ball leaves the ground.