Newcastle United want to sign Dominic Calvert-Lewin from Everton this summer according to the Telegraph.
The Magpies will reportedly made a ‘bold bid‘ to land the striker, who is ‘unsettled’ at Goodison Park right now.
The 25-year-old has had a season to forget, with injury ending what was a bright start to the campaign. He started the season with three goals in three games, but injury and a loss of form now means he hasn’t scored since August.
That’s led to some scepticism from Toon fans, who are expecting to see a big name striker arrive at St James’ Park when the transfer window opens. It’s been reported that most of our budget will go on a new forward, with various names linked such as Darwin Nunez.
However, Calvert-Lewin could be a real success in a black and white shirt. And his numbers suggest he could form an exciting partnership with one of Newcastle’s newest heroes.
Trippier will hope Newcastle do sign Calvert-Lewin
While he hasn’t scored since returning from injury, Calvert-Lewin does have a decent record in front of goal in recent years.
In total he’s scored 43 times in the Premier League in his career so far. Interestingly, 18 of those goals have been with his head. That’s almost half of his entire Premier League tally.
Calvert-Lewin is clearly good in the air, and he could score even more headers if he joined Newcastle. That’s because he’d be able to rely on the crossing ability of Kieran Trippier.
The 31-year-old has exceptional delivery. He put multiple dangerous crosses into the box against Manchester City last time out that sadly didn’t result in a goal. He wasn’t on the pitch long but he was certainly a threat out wide.
Calvert-Lewin’s record proves he could benefit from playing alongside Trippier. The pair could get the best out of each other and form a really deadly partnership.
Some Newcastle fans aren’t sure about signing Calvert-Lewin, but he could thrive up at St James’ Park if he’s got Trippier whipping in crosses every week.