Dominic Calvert-Lewin enjoyed his best season in front of goal for Everton having netted 16 goals which was enough to see him earn his first England cap and a place in the Euros squad, but former Toffees striker Marcus Bent is not confident that he will be at Goodison Park next season.
Calvert-Lewin could potentially be part of a domino effect of strikers moving clubs this summer, especially if Harry Kane was to leave Tottenham Hotspur, but it is not the north London club he has been linked with him – instead Manchester United have reportedly enquired about the 24-year old.
Will Calvert-Lewin leave Everton?
It would prove to be a horrendous summer for the Toffees if they were to lose Calvert-Lewin and Carlo Ancelotti with the striker contributing to 34% of Everton’s Premier League goals last season.
Reports suggesting that the £70,000 per week striker could be leaving Goodison Park have been tentative but when asked if he was confident that the striker would be at Everton next season, Bent exclusively had this to say to This is Futbol:
Football is a relatively short career so players need to ensure they get everything out of it, both on the pitch and financially, so Bent understands why Calvert-Lewin may want to go elsewhere if the Toffees aren’t achieving on the pitch, he added:
“Football is not a long–term thing, it’s a short career so he might want to go and win trophies, titles and become a household name that people recognise because it is very short-lived.”