Dominic Calvert-Lewin prefers a move to Arsenal over Newcastle this summer.
The Everton striker is likely to leave the club this summer, irrespective of whether they are relegated or not, because of the Merseyside team’s financial situation. They are in danger of breaching Financial Fair Play regulations after incurring heavy losses over the past three years, and will need to sell some of their biggest assets to raise much needed funds.
The England striker still has his admirers, despite an injury hit season. A broken toe in September has restricted him to just 14 appearances, and a quad injury he picked up in training has ruled him out of the last two games.
Newcastle are among the clubs to show early interest, but the prospect of European football makes the Gunners a more attractive proposition for Calvert-Lewin.
It is no secret that signing a striker is a summer priority at the Emirates.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.