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Everton: Noel Whelan reacts to Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison transfer news

Everton: Noel Whelan reacts to Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison transfer news -Everton News

Pundit Noel Whelan has now given his reaction to some Everton transfer news that has emerged involving both Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison.

The Lowdown: Both to leave?

As per 90Min, Richarlison’s representatives have told the Goodison Park faithful that he wants to leave in the summer, in order to boost his chances of being picked for Brazil’s FIFA World Cup squad.

According to The Sun, the Merseyside club will also sell Calvert-Lewin this summer as Frank Lampard looks to ‘slash the payroll’ ahead of potential relegation from the Premier League.

Whether they end up selling both players is another question, but it is no doubt looking bleak for the Toffees in terms of keeping their two up and coming stars.

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The Latest: Whelan reacts

Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan, who has worked as a pundit for BBC Radio Leeds, has claimed that it would be ‘catastrophic’ and ‘crippling’ if both players were to go:

“To lose both Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison? That’d be catastrophic.

“The only way they can possibly even dream of keeping both of them is by staying in the Premier League. Going down is hard to think about, but it’s possible.

“Losing two strikers of their quality and stature would be crippling for Everton, absolutely.

“They are the big names in the side, and I’m sure it’s horrible for the fans to think about life without them. Where would they begin to rebuild that forward line?”

The Verdict: Disastrous

Even if the Blues were to only lose one of them, let alone both, it would be disastrous for them in terms of progressing long-term under Lampard.

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They have a combined seven goals and four assists between them in the top flight so far this season, despite making only 30 appearances combined, and rank among the Blues’ best players (WhoScored), in spite of what has been an awful campaign.

Nonetheless, should they find themselves in the Championship, it would be nearly impossible to replace them with the same or similar quality of striker, and so relegation simply has to be out of the question in order to give the best possible chance of keeping them.

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