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Newcastle transfer news: Everton set huge asking price for Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Newcastle United reportedly need to pay a club record fee to sign Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer.

The Magpies are on the lookout for a new striker, after Callum Wilson struggled to stay fit once again last season.

He was the club’s top scorer with eight, despite missing more than half of the season. Chris Wood arrived in January and played well, but failed to deliver the goals. He’s found the net just twice since his £25million move.

That has prompted Eddie Howe to look for a new forward, but his search has been fruitless so far.

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Newcastle have been heavily linked with Calvert-Lewin, with his agent visiting St James’ Park in April. However, Everton’s asking price will likely end all talk of a move to Tyneside.

Everton’s asking price for Calvert-Lewin is £60million

According to the Telegraph, Newcastle have been quoted a fee of £60million for the 25-year-old.

That would easily eclipse the £40million spent on Joelinton in 2019. And unless DCL is going to become a midfielder maestro in a few years then it wouldn’t be worth it.

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The report adds that Newcastle’s pursuit of Calvert-Lewin is now all but over. There’s no way we’ll sign the striker unless Everton lower their demands.

£60million is an absolutely ridiculous asking price. Newcastle are right not to pay it. We need a new striker, but not that badly.

It appears clubs are simply trying to exploit the fact we have wealthy owners. Combine that with our very public search for a new centre-forward and the figures being thrown around are frightening.

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It’s the same for Ivan Toney, who has also been linked with a move to St James’ Park. He wouldn’t be as expensive, with Brentford only wanting a modest £50million. He won’t be joining Newcastle either for that price.

The Magpies will hope they can get a deal wrapped up for Hugo Ekitike soon. He will hopefully be able to provide adequate backup for Wilson and decrease the need for a senior striker to arrive.

Calvert-Lewin could be one to revisit later in the summer, but for now he definitely won’t be joining Newcastle.

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