Newcastle: Howe 'would definitely be interested' in signing £60m star

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe during Everton clash

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe “would definitely be interested” in bringing Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin to St James’ Park, claims journalist Dean Jones.

The 25-year-old is currently being linked with a move away from Goodison Park, and several Premier League clubs are thought to be keen on him.

What is the latest news involving Calvert-Lewin?

According to The Sun, Arsenal and West Ham are two teams who are interested in signing Calvert-Lewin in the upcoming transfer window.

Arsenal are likely to be in the market for a new forward, with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah both out of contract at the end of the season, while West Ham need an alternative to Michail Antonio.

Following the departure of Sebastien Haller to Ajax last year, the Jamaica international is now the only recognised No.9 in David Moyes’ squad.

Any club eager to sign Calvert-Lewin will likely have to pay a hefty fee, though, with The Sun claiming that Everton valued their talisman at £60m in the last transfer window.

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What has Jones said about Calvert-Lewin to Newcastle?

If Everton are open to selling Calvert-Lewin this summer, Jones thinks Howe would be keen on bringing the England international to Newcastle.

The transfer insider told GIVEMESPORT: “Eddie Howe would definitely be interested in a player like that.”

Do Newcastle need Calvert-Lewin?

The Magpies have strikers, but there are question marks with each and everyone of them.

Callum Wilson is a goalscorer; however, his injury record is a huge concern. The 30-year-old is currently out with a calf problem.

Chris Wood was recently brought to the club in a £25m deal, but the former Burnley man has scored just once since arriving on Tyneside.

Finally, there is Dwight Gayle, who has barely had a look in under Howe and is almost certain to leave St James’ Park in the summer. As per The Times, the Englishman could be part of a massive exodus when the transfer window reopens.

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When you take all of that into account, the Magpies probably do need another centre-forward, and Calvert-Lewin would be ideal.

He has had his struggles this season, missing the first half of the campaign due to injury, but when he is fit, he poses a real threat.

The Everton star scored 16 goals in the Premier League last term and won the most aerial duels on average (4.7) in his squad (via WhoScored). He could be a great signing for Newcastle.

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