Newcastle told to avoid Calvert-Lewin signign after development - pundit

By Frank McAvennie

13th May, 2022 | 5:09pm

Newcastle United sent warning over '£40m' Dominic Calvert-Lewin offer after what pundit has seen

Newcastle United should not sign Dominic Calvert-Lewin from Everton this summer.

That’s according to former West Ham hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Magpies’ summer plans.

According to The Telegraph (12 May) Newcastle will make a bid for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer.

Eddie Howe’s side are said to be in the market for a new striker after finding goals hard to come by this season.

McAvennie claims if Newcastle are going to spend big this summer, they will need to sign a striker with a better record than Calvert-Lewin.

“From what I’ve seen he hasn’t done it this season,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“He can’t stay fit for whatever reason and he hasn’t scored since August. That’s not good enough.

“Newcastle have all this money and Everton know that. So whatever Everton demand, it will be too much for what they are buying.

“I think if they spend that amount of money, £35million, £40milion, you want guaranteed goals and I don’t think Calvert-Lewin gives you that.

“Newcastle already have a striker who is injury-prone in Callum Wilson, they don’t need another one.

“If they both got injured then you are left back with Chris Wood which is exactly what Eddie Howe wants to avoid.”

Calvert-Lewin, 25, has struggled with injuries this season, only making 14 appearances in the league.

He has scored three goals in the top flight.

In other news, Newcastle told to accept “big” Allan Saint-Maximin offer amid “uncalled for” development.