Newcastle set to ‘take advantage’ of Everton’s financial struggles as they ready bid for striker

Date published: Wednesday 1st June 2022 8:31 - Dan Butterfield

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Newcastle are looking to take advantage of Everton’s financial situation by making a bid to sign striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, according to reports.

The Toffees will likely have to sell to buy this summer due to Financial Fair Play rules and Calvert-Lewin is one of their most valuable assets.

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A series of poor investments in recent years and heavy losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic have led Everton to this position and after narrowly avoiding relegation this season, they will need to invest this summer.

Calvert-Lewin, who will have hopes of returning to the England squad ahead of the World Cup at the end of the year, has been heavily linked with Arsenal in recent months.

However, according to the Daily Mirror, Newcastle are now looking to take advantage of the situation by making a bid for the 25-year-old.

The Magpies have ‘identified the 25-year-old as the perfect man to lead their revolution under new Saudi owners’ and new sporting director Dan Ashworth is hoping Calvert-Lewin can kick off a big summer for Newcastle.

Newcastle are looking to add more forward options to their squad. Callum Wilson has impressed on Tyneside, however, injuries have thwarted his consistency whilst January signing Chris Wood struggled to hit the ground running.

Former Sheffield United man Calvert Lewin himself struggled with injury this season, only featuring 17 times in the Premier League this season, scoring five goals.

However, he does have a proven track record with 13 and 16 goal seasons in the previous two years respectively, and he could soon find himself at St James’ Park.

Meanwhile, Bruno Guimaraes, who joined Newcastle in January, has admitted he had a few sleepless nights before joining the club but it turned out to be the best decision of his life.

“It was one of the hardest decisions of my life, I think I went about four days without sleep. I’m not going to lie, I was afraid, yes,” said Bruno Guimarães (via Sport Witness).

“Even more so because the club was in the relegation zone. But after I got there and did my first workout, confidence went up again. After I started playing, everything started to work out, we ended up in 11th, a team that was second to last.

“The best decision of my life was to go to Newcastle, to the Premier League, I believe it may have been a differential in my call-ups too”

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