Newcastle transfer news: Eddie Howe shortlists surprise English striker

Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)
Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images) /

In today’s Newcastle transfer news – Eddie Howe has shortlisted a surprise English striker, an update on Sandro Tonali & more.

For yesterday’s Newcastle transfer news, click here.

Newcastle transfer news – Eddie Howe shortlists Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Ahead of the January transfer window, emerging sources are reporting that the Magpies are interested in signing a striker. Yesterday, we revealed that the trust in Alexander Isak’s ability to stay fit has fallen short, with Eddie Howe seeking a backup option for the Swedish striker as soon as possible.

According to a new report by TEAMtalk, Newcastle have started to monitor the situation of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, with a potential January swoop in mind for the current Everton striker.

I must say that if the aim is to sign a reliable striker who can remain fit for the entire season, then DCL is the last person we should be looking at. I get it, he is entering the prime of his career and Howe wants to add to his English core but he’s injured more often than not.

Newcastle transfer news – Jamie Carragher says we should be punished for Sandro Tonali

The suspension for Sandro Tonali is annoying because the breaches he made were not while he was at Newcastle. Therefore, while I understand the need to suspend him so that it sets the precedent for other footballers, it feels harsh on us that so soon after we signed him, we find ourselves in a position to need to sign his replacement option.

Commenting on this matter is Jamie Carragher, who sides with Liverpool (obviously) by saying that Newcastle shouldn’t be allowed to sign Ruben Neves on loan for a short-term Sandro Tonali replacement. His reasoning is that we should be punished for not doing our research on Tonali before signing him.

What do you make of today’s Newcastle transfer news?