Newcastle United ‘remain interested’ in England striker – Everton do not expect ‘frenzied auction’

Date published: Monday 20th June 2022 2:34 - Lewis Oldham

Newcastle-linked Calvert-Lewin

According to reports, Everton do not expect there to be a ‘frenzied auction’ for Newcastle United target Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer.

Calvert-Lewin enjoyed a stellar season during the 2021/22 campaign. He scored 16 Premier League goals in 33 appearances.

The striker missed much of last season through injury as he only started 15 times in the league.


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Newcastle have consistently been linked with the forward in recent months. The Athletic have confirmed that the Magpies ‘remain interested’ in him.

They note that there is not expected to be a ‘frenzied auction’ for Calvert-Lewin’s services this summer and Everton are ‘yet to receive a formal bid’ for him.

Everton’s ‘creative deficit’ is understood to be an ‘issue’ for the striker. He will be keen to hit the ground running next season to boost his chances of being selected for the World Cup.

Meanwhile, former Spurs player Teddy Sheringham does not think Tottenham Hotspur need Everton forward Richarlison.

The attacker has been a key player for Everton over the past four seasons. He has netted 53 goals in 152 appearances across all competitions.

Richarlison helped them stay in the Premier League in 2021/22. He was involved in eight goals in his last ten league appearances.

Spurs have already signed Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Yves Bissouma this summer:

“I don’t think he’s what is needed now,” Sheringham told Lord Ping (via The Express).

“Tottenham have got good attacking players; [Harry] Kane, [Heung-min] Son, [Dejan] Kulusevski, [Steven] Bergwijn is still there, [Lucas] Moura is still there. We’ve got players in the Richarlison mould and I don’t think he would be a statement signing that would get teams worried.

“If they were to sign him, what would the result be? In my day, when we signed [Jurgen] Klinsmann, a proper World Class player, everyone in the dressing room was buzzing.

“We knew what we were going to get from him. You need players that are going to take you to the next level and I don’t think Richarlison is one of them.”

 

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