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Newcastle United fans furious with club's January transfer target, they've had enough

Daniel Marland

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Newcastle United fans furious with club's January transfer target, they've had enough

Newcastle United are reportedly interested in signing Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin during the January transfer window - which has infuriated supporters.

The Magpies sit seventh in the Premier League table and are in the middle of an injury crisis.

A whopping 10 players are missing for Saturday's game with Chelsea, including striker Callum Wilson.

Wilson will be out until near Christmas after suffering a hamstring injury against Borussia Dortmund earlier this month.

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Eddie Howe will have Alexander Isak back in contention, although the club are aware they could be left short up top.

Per TeamTALK, there's a 'good chance' a new forward arrives at St. James' Park in January and Calvert-Lewin is on the shortlist.

The 26-year-old is heading into the final 18 months of his Everton contract and the club are currently in the relegation zone following a 10-point deduction.

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Calvert-Lewin is committed to helping Everton avoid the drop, but the lure of European football could be too strong.

Calvert-Lewin is on Newcastle's radar. (Image Credit: Getty)
Calvert-Lewin is on Newcastle's radar. (Image Credit: Getty)

What's concerning Newcastle supporters is Calvert-Lewin's injury record.

He's struggled to stay fit over the last few years, missing 17 games last term as Everton narrowly avoided the drop.

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They've voiced their concerns on social media, questioning what until now has been a popular recruitment strategy since being taken over by the Saudi Public Investment Fund in 2021.

One person said: "We've already got a number nine made of glass."

A second put: "If it was two seasons ago, I'd have been all over this."

Someone tweeted: "This isn't the statement signing we were hoping for."

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While a fourth added: "Is he going to keep Wilson company in A&E?"

Howe alongside Wilson, who is out with a hamstring issue. (Image Credit: Getty)
Howe alongside Wilson, who is out with a hamstring issue. (Image Credit: Getty)

Also included on Newcastle's shortlist is Hugo Ekitike, who they tried to sign in 2022 before he decided to move to Paris Saint-Germain

Newcastle were beaten 2-0 by Bournemouth in their last game before the international break.

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Do you think Dominic Calvert-Lewin would be a good signing for Newcastle United? Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Getty Images

Topics: Newcastle United, Premier League, Dominic Calvert-Lewin

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