Michael Brown has hailed the signing of Dominic Calvert-Lewin after Everton U23 boss David Unsworth claimed that his transfer fee was ‘a lot less’ than £1.5 million.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United central midfield player was asked about the England international’s transfer from Sheffield United:
“I think if you look, it’s been documented that Sheffield United didn’t want to let him go, things were moving on and Everton came in and got him.
“Unsworth knows all about him, Chris Wilder said some nice things about him last week, he’s had a good couple of weeks.
“It’s good business, as many years as a young player it looks great business now but you’re still taking a risk with these young players when you’re talking £1million – not so much now but when Calvert-Lewin’s deal was going through, that was different.”
Calvert-Lewin transfer was ‘great business’
Indeed, the transfer of Calvert-Lewin to the Goodison Park faithful from the Blades was clearly ‘great business’ as Brown has claimed.
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The 23-year old currently has a market value of £36 million (Transfermarkt), and so if he were to be sold by Carlo Ancelotti in the near future, the Merseyside club would make a fairly hefty profit on him indeed.
Calvert-Lewin has recently been linked with a big-money move to Real Madrid for €40 million, which equates to just over £36 million.
Indeed, Calvert-Lewin has been great so far in the 2020/21 term, as the striker has scored no fewer than ten goals in just seven matches over all competitions so far, including a hat-trick in both the Premier League and Carabao Cup (Transfermarkt).
If his scoring streak continues, Calvert-Lewin may well be a hot contender to win the Golden Boot award, which would be a big achievement for the forward.
Nonetheless, the sum of money that the Blues paid for him has clearly been money well-spent, and given that he is just 23 years of age at the moment, he is only going to get better and thus his market value is surely only going to rise.
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