The Telegraph claimed about three weeks ago that Arsenal are interested in signing Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer.
The Englishman had a spectacular campaign for the Toffees under Carlo Ancelotti last season. He scored 21 goals and provided four assists in all competitions, which is a phenomenal return for a 24-year-old.
Calvert-Lewin’s performances last term impressed a lot of people and if he’s on the market, he’ll be a wanted man. Arsenal are reportedly one of the interested sides, and journalist Dean Jones has revealed that the Everton centre-forward’s name ‘always crops up’ when Edu and Mikel Arteta are discussing transfer targets.
Arsenal have been interested in Calvert-Lewin for a while now
He said on The Football Terrace: “I think it’s worth just considering that Arsenal have had an interest in Calvert-Lewin for a little while now. We’ll have to see whether they are able to pursue that, but a couple of people that I speak to that are well-connected at Arsenal [say that] his name always seems to crop up.
“He’s never the headline that they start talking about in terms of targets, but his name always crops up, and I think that there’s a lot of uncertainty around what happens with Calvert-Lewin this summer.
“Even Juventus had a little sniff around at the end of the season, just to see what his situation was. With the way things are changing around Everton, he needs to be assured about how he fits in, how the club are growing.”
The Insider’s View:
Arsenal are not wrong to target a player like Calvert-Lewin.
The Englishman has proved that he can score regularly in the Premier League. He holds the ball up really well, is a good finisher and is a huge aerial threat as well. The latter is something Arsenal desperately need up front.
If Calvert-Lewin sees his future away from Goodison Park, Arsenal should be all over him. He would be absolutely brilliant for us, but he still has four years left on his contract. Everton will demand an absolute fortune and that could price us out of a deal for him this summer.