Former Newcastle defender Jose Enrique wants the Magpies to sign Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer.
The Everton striker has been heavily linked with a move to St James’ Park ever since the takeover went through last year.
The Telegraph first reported on Newcastle’s interest in October, and his name was mentioned again in January. Back then he was valued at £60million by Everton, but surely their asking price will have decreased by now.
A winter move didn’t materialise, but a fresh report details Newcastle’s plan to bid for Calvert-Lewin.
The Telegraph reported this week that the Magpies will make a move for the England international this summer. They add that he is top of Newcastle’s striker shortlist ahead of the likes of Ivan Toney and Eddie Nketiah.
He would certainly be an interesting signing, and it’s a deal that Enrique is keen to see be completed.
Enrique wants Calvert-Lewin to sign for Newcastle
Following the report from the Telegraph, Enrique has given his opinion on Twitter.
He wrote: “If this is true I really like him as a player. Top player for Newcastle I really hope is true.”
His form this season hardly suggests he’s a top player. Calvert-Lewin started the campaign in scintillating fashion, netting three goals in his first three games.
However, injury derailed his campaign. The 25-year-old is back fit now, but has been unable to score since his return. He hasn’t found the net since August. Now he’s struggling to get into Frank Lampard’s starting XI.
That’s why some Toon fans are sceptical about him moving to St James’ Park.
But his goalscoring tally from the previous two seasons should provide some optimism. He scored 16 times in all competitions in 2019/20, and in 2020/21 that tally went up to 21.
That’s why Enrique has called him a ‘top player’, and why he’s keen to see him swap Everton for Newcastle this summer.
The former left-back might just get his wish, with Calvert-Lewin reportedly unsettled at Goodison Park. Everton also need to move some players on given their awful financial position.
A player keen to move, a club that needs to sell and a willing buyer with cash to splash. Calvert-Lewin to Newcastle feels like the perfect storm.