Transfer insider Dean Jones has provided an update on the future of Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Speaking about the matter on Touchline Talk, Jones claimed that whilst things have gone a bit quiet now, he wouldn’t be surprised if there were some much bigger discussions about a move away from Goodison Park for Calvert-Lewin coming in the near future:
“I’m surprised we’re not hearing a bit more about Calvert-Lewin being linked to other clubs, and I think we will be.
“Towards the end of the season, I remember the first club, actually, that I was told were looking at him was Juventus, and that was like, probably May. I spoke to someone in Turin who said, ‘What do you think the chances are they get him out of there?’ And at the time, I said ‘Probably none, they won’t want to let him go’.
“Since then, he’s been linked with Man Utd, linked with maybe Arsenal as well. If Tottenham are looking for a striker and [Harry] Kane does leave, then maybe they start looking in that direction.
“I think he’s a really good option for some teams, maybe even Chelsea if they really had to fall back on somebody.
“So Calvert Lewin, everything’s quiet for now. Obviously, he’s got a break because he’s on the back of the Euros and they get three weeks off. But I don’t think we’ve heard the end of that. I’m not saying he’ll definitely leave Everton, but I think there’s more to come.”
TIF Thoughts on Dean Jones’ comments about Dominic Calvert-Lewin…
Will Calvert-Lewin leave Everton?
Given how important Calvert-Lewin is to Everton – with him being the only player to get above 20 goals last season and one of just two to reach double digits, they would have to be very careful if they were to decide to let him go, and it really should only take a monumental offer from one of the reportedly interested clubs to make it happen.
With changes at the club in the form of new manager Rafael Benitez, there should be some level of continuity from the previous regime to the current one, and as Calvert-Lewin has shown in the past two campaigns, he is a reliable source of goals.
And it might be hard for Everton to find someone as reliable as him that’s ready and waiting to play for them late in the window if Calvert-Lewin does leave the club, so they should be fighting tooth and nail to make sure it doesn’t happen.