Newcastle United not put off by £60m price tag for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Everton have quoted Newcastle a £60m price tag for striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin and the Magpies have not been put off a deal according to The Mirror.
The Toffees have already sold Brazilian forward Richarlison in a £60m deal to Tottenham this summer, and England international Calvert-Lewin has been tipped to leave too as he pushes for a place in the England World Cup squad.
Everton are said to be “desperate” to keep hold of him and a report from The Mirror on Sunday July 3rd claims that they responded to an enquiry from Newcastle with a £60m price tag.
While they were hopeful that would deter potential suitors, it seems Newcastle are still interested in pursuing a deal and while they are hoping to negotiate a lower price they are not put off by the full amount.
Calvert-Lewin managed just five goals in an injury hit 2021/22 season, but scored the goal that earned the club survival to retain their Premier League status.
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Financially Everton are in a real pickle, and the fact other teams are well aware of it does not leave them in a good place whatsoever in the transfer market.
So far Frank Lampard has added just James Tarkowski to his squad, and that was a free transfer from already relegated Burnley but seemingly fits in with the narrative that there is very little money to spend.
They managed to generate £60m for Richarlison and will look to reinvest that into the squad for a replacement and strengthening other areas, but losing Calvert-Lewin too would be a horror blow.
Despite his poor season last year, it can be largely put down to injury and trying to get back to form in a struggling team. With a new season upon us, he is the man carrying the hopes of the team on his shoulders.
But if Newcastle or anyone else come in with a bid of around £60m for the club will find it unbelievably difficult to look the other way.