Sam Allardyce has advised newly appointed Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe to sign Dominic Calvert-Lewin in January.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has found it hard to get going this season owing to his injury issues. The English forward is still recuperating from an injury setback and is expected to remain out for quite some time. The absence has not diminished his value or reduced interest from other clubs, with the Everton ace still one of the Premier League’s in-demand strikers.
Arsenal and Manchester United were recently linked with a move, with both clubs eyeing a transfer for the Everton striker. The calibre of his performances have paved the way for such high profile suitors, which will continue to be the case as we approach January. If not during the winter window, the summer market will surely open up for him.
Everton are likely to demand top value for their prized asset, as they are aware of the growing demand for their front-man. The Merseysiders are prepared to dodge offers in the short term but could consider proposals in the summer if reasonable sums arrive.
However, Newcastle United, fresh from the influx of funds into the club after their takeover by the Public Investment Fund, might hurry to bring in the Everton forward. With the club already expressing an interest in Calvert-Lewin, the Magpies might make an offer in the January window rather than the summer.
This thought is backed by former Newcastle United and Everton manager Sam Allardyce, who thinks the striker English may be the perfect player for the Magpies. Allardyce’s comments in an interview with SPORTbible appeared on the Liverpool Echo, as he advised new manager Eddie Howe to bring the England international to St. James’ Park.
Allardyce said, “During my spell at Everton, Dominic was a very young but very good talent. He played most of the time during my short period at Goodison. At the time, he lacked experience in the Premier League to be the finisher he is today, but all that experience has stood him in good stead now.”
“I think he is arguably the best header of a ball from crosses in the box, and that’s a dying art. We don’t see those types of goals on a regular basis anymore and there’s nothing that thrills the fans more than a quality cross and a centre-forward coming in and heading it into the back of the net. It’s a great sight to be seen.”
Calvert-Lewin, if signed, would be a top-class addition to the Newcastle United first team and he could form a strong strike partnership with Callum Wilson. Having said that, it remains to be seen if the Magpies do make their move for the Everton forward anytime soon.