According to the Daily Mail, West Ham United are interested in signing Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
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The 25-year-old has had a season to forget so far. He has only made 10 Premier League appearances and has scored just three league goals to date, adding to Everton’s attacking woes.
At the end of August, the England international suffered a fractured toe. Unbelievably, this injury kept him out of action for 125 days, missing a total of 16 games.
In addition to that setback, Calvert-Lewin has recently suffered from illness. As a result, he has struggled to maintain fitness for a decent string of games this season.
The Latest: West Ham interested in Calvert-Lewin
As per the Daily Mail, Everton are now prepared to sell Calvert-Lewin in the summer transfer window. Furthermore, it is reported that the Toffees could be willing to accept a lower fee than their previous £60m valuation.
As a result, West Ham and Arsenal have both declared their interest in the England international.
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The Verdict: Would be a fantastic signing
With Michail Antonio being West Ham’s only out-and-out senior striker, David Moyes could seriously do with bolstering his options up front. Whilst the 32-year-old had a flying start to the Premier League season, he has now failed to score in his last 10 top-flight games.
As a result, GSB could do with securing a new starting striker; and with the news of Calvert-Lewin’s availability, this could be the perfect transfer for both parties.
In 157 appearances for the Toffees, the 25-year-old has netted 43 goals. Whilst Antonio has achieved comparable numbers, Calvert-Lewin would be playing in a more potent team if he were to join the Irons, so a huge influx in goals could be expected, with Alan Shearer previously asserting that the 25-year-old is a player who will “keep scoring goals”.
His former Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti also labelled him a “top striker”, so this could be the transfer that West Ham need to prioritise in the summer.
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