Date: 31st May 2021 at 7:06pm
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Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is good enough to play for Tottenham or any other top side, says former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer.

The north London club could be in the market for a Harry Kane replacement this summer, with the England captain’s future uncertain

There is nothing to suggest that Spurs will move for Calvert-Lewin should they actually end up losing their talisman, but Palmer has no doubt that the 24-year-old could do a job for Jose Mourinho’s successor.

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Asked by TIF if Calvert-Lewin was a striker worth considering for a Kane-less Tottenham, the ex- player said:

“Of course, of course, but why would Everton let him go? I mean, he’s an England international striker. Listen, don’t get me wrong, everybody’s got their price, but Everton and Tottenham are much of a muchness in terms of where they are in the league.

“But, yes, he could do. He could go there, he could play at any of the top sides. But I just can’t see Everton selling him there.”

Calvert-Lewin had a brilliant Premier League campaign, finishing the season with 16 goals. He also won 4.7 aerial duels per game, one of the best averages in the division (per WhoScored), showing what a monster he can be in the air.

It is going to be almost impossible to replace someone with Kane’s goalscoring record but, based on this season, a No.9 like Calvert-Lewin could soften the blow.