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Enrique urges Newcastle to rethink plans for Everton striker Calvert-Lewin

Former Newcastle United defender Jose Enrique feels there's better striker options for his old club than Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

The Magpies have relied on Callum Wilson and Chris Wood this season but the former of the two has struggled with injuries since arriving at St. James' Park.

The Spaniard told bettingexpert: “I believe they (Newcastle United) should bring in a world-class striker. Even if they have Callum Wilson and Chris Wood. It depends on Eddie (Howe) on what he sees every day in training.

“They were talking about (Dominic) Calvert-Lewin. I really, really like Calvert-Lewin. Same thing again, he had big problems with injuries this season so I'm not sure if Newcastle will sign him but obviously Eddie knows him well."

“Calvert-Lewin, he will be a great signing for them, if he can stay fit. I was actually talking about this on Instagram and Newcastle supporters said 'we have Chris Wood and Callum Wilson already, I don't think he can add anything to that.' I think he can.

“As the transfer window goes on, there are options that weren't there before. A striker that you're thinking of now, maybe he's not available because the club doesn't want to sell him. But then further in the transfer window, he's actually the option because they want to sell him to sign two or more three players.

“It is very difficult to talk about who would be the perfect striker for Newcastle. Right now, Calvert-Lewin is a top choice but maybe further down the transfer window, they have better options from some of the big clubs that do not want those players."

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