Newcastle United transfer news: Premier League striker considered by Magpies

Newcastle United reportedly had one of the Premier League’s top strikers on their radar last summer.

Thursday, 19th March 2020, 4:45 pm
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton reacts after he misses a chance during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Everton FC at Stamford Bridge on March 08, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton reacts after he misses a chance during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Everton FC at Stamford Bridge on March 08, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

According to the Athletic, the Magpies were monitoring Everton frontman Dominic Calvert-Lewin, along with a host of other top flight clubs, but did not make the move, instead opting for £40million Brazilian flop Joelinton.

The 23-year-old Toffees’ striker scored 15 goals in 32 games last season, 10 of those coming under the stewardship of Italian Carlo Ancelotti.

The league last week suspended its fixtures until April 4 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

And the Premier League has issued a joint statement with the EFL following a meeting today postponing games until “no earlier than April 30”.

The situation will be kept “under review” as the country prepares for a tighter lockdown.