Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is good enough to play for Tottenham or any other top side, says former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer.
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-Leeds United 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.