Dominic Calvert-Lewin could have joined Newcastle United from Everton last summer.
That’s according to journalist Graeme Bailey, who has claimed the striker was an ‘option’ for the Magpies in a potential £60 million deal.
Calvert-Lewin took a few years to get going after joining Everton before netting 29 goals in the Premier League between 2019 and 2021.
The 26-year-old’s exceptional form for the Toffees has seen him earn eleven international caps for England and was named in the 26-man squad for the Euro 2020 tournament.
However, Calvert-Lewin has spent over 200 days on the sidelines over the past two seasons and only managed two goals last season, while he hasn’t featured for the Three Lions since the 4-0 win over Ukraine two years ago.
Newcastle United were previously interested in a £60m move for the striker – a deal Everton fans may wish went through now.
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Speaking on 90min’s Talking Transfers podcast, Bailey said: “He was an option at Newcastle before Alexander Isak at £60/70m.
“Let’s hope he stays injury free. He would be a great player under Sean Dyche in that system. He will score a lot of goals for Sean Dyche if he can stay fit.”
Can Dominic Calvert-Lewin get back to his best at Everton?
Dominic Calvert-Lewin was briefly considered one of the best strikers in the Premier League before injuries left supporters frustrated by his absence.
The former Sheffield United man made only 15 starts in the top flight last season and the Toffees often had to replace him with Ellis Simms or Neal Maupay instead.
DCL has shown before that he is very capable in front of goal and may just need a bit of confidence and a run in the team to find his feet once again.
Sean Dyche is definitely the man to bring the best out of him again, however there is only so much he can do if the attacker returns to the treatment room.