Newcastle United are on the hunt for a striker this summer as Chris Wood only managed two goals in 16 Premier League games, Joelinton netted just four times in 35 outings and Dwight Gayle failed to score at all, but Gabriel Agbonlahor doesn’t believe they should make a move for Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Callum Wilson scored more goals (8) than Wood, Joelinton and Gayle put together and Newcastle were 12th in the league for goals scored (44) this season, so a prolific centre-forward is needed.

Calvert-Lewin is one of many players they’ve been linked, but Read Newcastle have previously warned against a move given his poor form (five goals in 18 games) and injury woes this season (26 games missed). With a £60m asking price, Agbonlahor doesn’t believe the Everton striker is worth the money.

When asked whether Newcastle could sign Calvert-Lewin for cheap, he told Football Insider: “They could do. I think what (Everton are) asking for would probably be too much for Calvert-Lewin.

“He was poor last season, injured a lot. I think with Callum Wilson’s injury problems, Newcastle won’t want to bring in Calvert-Lewin has injury problems as well. So I don’t see that happening.”

Wilson played in only 18 of 38 league games in 2021/22, so he was sidelined for the majority of the campaign. Having two strikers who can’t last a full season would be a nightmare for Howe. Newcastle would have to break their transfer record to meet Everton’s demands, so a deal doesn’t look on the cards.

In other news, Paul Robinson says Newcastle shouldn’t pay ‘ridiculous money’ for Allan Saint-Maximin