By Paddy Kenny

20th Jun, 2022 | 12:04pm

Dominic Calvert-Lewin told to sign for Newcastle United after £60m update - pundit

Dominic Calvert-Lewin could sign for Newcastle United this summer as Everton need to raise funds.

That’s according to former Leeds United stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the striker’s future.

On 14 May, Football Insider revealed talks have taken place with the 25-year-old’s representatives as Newcastle make their pitch to lure him to the north-east.

The main competition for Calvert-Lewin’s signature has been Arsenal but they are prioritising the capture of Gabriel Jesus from Man City and are making progress on a deal.

On 13 June, The Telegraph‘s Luke Edwards reported some of the fees Newcastle have been quoted for their targets this summer, with a £60million fee for Calvert-Lewin catching the eye.

Despite this large fee, Kenny insists a deal can get done.

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“He will cost a lot of money even if you aren’t Newcastle,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“This is an England player who scores a lot of goals when he is fit. He is always going to cost a lot of money.

“Newcastle need a striker and Everton need money so it kind of makes sense.

“Would Calvert-Lewin want to join them? I don’t see why not. GO there and be part of the project.

“It’s one to keep an eye on.”

Calvert-Lewin spent the majority of the 2021-22 Premier League season injured.

He made 17 appearances and scored five goals with his last strike keeping Everton in the Premier League during a 3-2 win over Crystal Palace (19 May).

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