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Everton’s Calvert-Lewin at centre of transfer tussle

It is being reported that Everton’s star striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin could become the subject of a four-way bidding war as clubs look to add the highly-rated England international to their attack.

Arsenal, Manchester City and recent billionaires Newcastle United are all understood to be interested in the striker and with the 24-year-old under contract until 2025, Everton could effectively name their price.

Everton’s Calvert-Lewin at centre of transfer tussle

The striker has been in fine form for Everton this season so far, having scored three goals in three Premier League appearances, which has subsequently put him on the radar of a number of clubs.

Where would Calvert-Lewin suit the most?

It is no secret that Man City need a striker, having courted Tottenham’s Harry Kane for the entirety of the summer transfer window and coming up short. Despite being blessed with attacking talent, they perhaps lack a lethal presence in attack and Calvert-Lewin surrounded by Jack Grealish, Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling could well see the striker easily hit double figures consistently.

Arsenal of course have both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang, who are each over 30 which no doubt has prompted director of football and former Gunner, Edu to identify Calvert-Lewin who could help to form a new-look future attacking line at the club.

For the player, this is a move that seems the most unlikely, especially when considering interest from City and the wages that will no doubt be offered to him.

One intriguing prospect is Newcastle, who after their recent £305 million takeover, are now the richest football club in world football and as a result, could effectively offer Everton and the player what they wanted, should they be just as keen. 

For Calvert-Lewin the opportunity to make himself a hero on Tyneside in front of a passionate Geordie crowd every week, combined with the prospect of potentially seeing more star names arrive, may well be an exciting prospect.

There is no doubt though, that the player can score goals, and at the top of his mind will be his England prospects, with the World Cup around the corner. Whether he moves in January remains to be seen, though the summer could well be a realistic possibility.