Former Everton boss Sam Allardyce has said he would sign Dominic Calvert-Lewin if he was in charge of Newcastle United.
The North East club could have plenty of money to spend, following their takeover last month by a Saudi-backed consortium, and Allardyce has suggested that new boss Eddie Howe should target the Blues striker.
Allardyce had a six-month stint in charge at Goodison, where he worked alongside the England forward, as well as an earlier spell at St. James’ park.
Tasked with spending £200m for Newcastle on Football Manager by sportBIBLE , the 67-year-old identified Calvert-Lewin as his main target for a centre-forward.
The 24-year-old joined Newcastle for just under £50m as part of Allardyce’s simulation, alongside Everton captain Seamus Coleman for £18m, highlighting the somewhat unrealistic player valuations within the game.
“During my spell at Everton, Dominic was a very young but very good talent. He played most of the time during my short period at Goodison”, Allardyce said.
“At the time he lacked experience in the Premier League to be the finisher he is today, but all that experience has stood him in good stead now.
“I think he is arguably the best header of a ball from crosses in the box and that’s a dying art.
“We don’t see those types of goals on a regular basis anymore and there’s nothing that thrills the fans more than a quality cross and a centre-forward coming in and heading it into the back of the net. It’s a great sight to be seen.”