Dominic Calvert-Lewin fueled transfer speculation with a recent Instagram post

Dominic Calvert-Lewin finds himself at the center of transfer speculation with Newcastle United reportedly interested in the Everton striker.

According to The Telegraph, Newcastle view Calvert-Lewin as a potential replacement for Callum Wilson, should the latter depart. The Magpies’ recruitment team are said to be “much admired” by the 27-year-old and believe he can flourish under manager Eddie Howe.

This news comes after a relatively healthy season for Calvert-Lewin, who battled injuries in the previous two campaigns. He managed eight goals in 38 appearances for Everton in 2023-24, including a crucial penalty in their 1-1 draw against Newcastle at St James’ Park.

With just one year remaining on his Everton contract, the Toffees’ precarious financial situation adds another layer of uncertainty to Calvert-Lewin’s future. Director of Football Kevin Thelwell has acknowledged the need for player sales to improve the club’s finances.

While Calvert-Lewin has spoken openly about his affection for Everton, the club’s struggles could force his hand. In the final home game program of the season, he spoke of his connection to the fans:

“People talk about the importance of embodying the spirit of the club and I feel like, naturally, I have done that over the years… I take so much pride in this role and wearing Everton’s No.9 shirt…”

He continued, highlighting the pressure and responsibility that comes with being the team’s lead striker:

“…Ultimately, the fans want to look on the pitch and see a reflection of themselves. They want to see a player giving everything and, in my case, scoring goals… When there’s a situation where it’s a: ‘Who’s going to produce for us?’ that’s what I live for.”

Calvert-Lewin further fueled speculation with a recent Instagram post thanking Everton fans for their support and mentioning the “pressure to be great.” Whether this pressure translates to a future at Everton or a move to Newcastle United remains to be seen.