A new name has been linked to Newcastle United and this time, it’s Everton hitman Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Since Newcastle were taken over by Saudi Public Investment Fund two weeks ago, a flurry of big names have found themselves being linked with moves to St James’s Park.
And according to The Telegraph, the 24-year-old Everton striker is now a target himself.
It goes without saying that the Magpies will need a prolific goalscorer if they’re to transform themselves on the field.
And according to Ian Wright, Calvert-Lewin is not just a striker, but a complete one.
The former Sheffield United star, a £1.5 million signing in 2016, has netted 24 goals for the Goodison Park club across all competitions since the start of last season.
And Wright, speaking on his podcast last December, suggested that he’s an extremely well-rounded marksman.
He said: “I remember saying to somebody I watch him and he does all the things a striker does – near post, far post, link the play, unbelievable in the air, he wins his own flick-ons. And when I watched him you think to yourself if he could add goals to his game, then we’re talking about elite.”
Calvert-Lewin certainly is something of a jack-of-all-trades striker and for that reason, you can see why Newcastle reportedly want him at St James’s Park.
Seven of his 24 goals since the start of the 2020-21 campaign have been headers, which backs up Wright’s claim that he’s ‘unbelievable in the air’.
And the scary thing is that at 24, he’s only going to get a lot better.
Carlo Ancelotti took his game to new levels during his time on Merseyside and there’s just no telling what another high-profile coach at the Magpies could do with him.