Speaking to Give Me Sport, transfer insider and journalist Dean Jones of Eurosport has shared a West Ham United update as they allegedly eye a move for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
The Lowdown: West Ham line up move?
Amid manager David Moyes’ hunt for a new striker this month, perhaps one of the most surprise links of the January window was to the England international earlier this week.
The Sun and journalist Alan Nixon claimed that West Ham, and by extension recruitment chief Rob Newman, were eyeing a move to sign Calvert-Lewin valued at a sky high £60 million.
The Irons would have to break their transfer record to complete this move, an aspect of this potential deal which proves a huge obstacle, with Jones now sharing an update on the story.
The Latest: Jones drops Calvert-Lewin update…
As per his sources, speaking to GMS, it is believed that West Ham do not in fact hold an interest in moving for the Toffees forward ‘at this point’.
“West Ham aren’t actually interested in Calvert-Lewin at this point I’m told,” he explained.
“West Ham are obviously linked with 10 strikers every window, but Calvert-Lewin isn’t somebody that they’re looking to sign right now, especially as there’s a £60m fee that’s being talked about.”
The Verdict: Not a surprise?
The 24-year-old, especially going by his impressive 21 goals and five assists across all competitions last season at Goodison Park, would of course be a brilliant signing for Moyes.
Lauded as a ‘sensational’ striker by former West Ham favourite Tony Cottee, Calvert-Lewin would bring a different dimension up front and provide a real injection of quality alongside Michail Antonio.
However, it is no surprise to see West Ham aren’t currently eyeing a late window move going by his seismic price tag, and if that were to change, it would certainly be one of the shocks of the winter window.
In other news: ExWHUemployee says West Ham now want ‘battle-hardened’ £20m attacker, find out more here.
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