Arsenal reportedly keen to sign ‘fantastic’ £60m PL talisman
Dean Jones has told The Football Terrace that Arsenal would like to sign Dominic Calvert-Lewin but they don’t believe they can get him away from Everton in the January transfer window.
The Gunners are definitely going to have to bring in a striker in one of the next two windows. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not been involved since their loss to the Toffees. Meanwhile, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are out of contract this summer.
Dusan Vlahovic seems to be the name at the top of their wish list. It has already been reported that Arsenal are ready to part with over £70million to sign the Serb.
But, of course, he’s not the only option on their radar. It has been reported by the Daily Mail that Arsenal want Calvert-Lewin. This report stated that Everton would demand up to £60million for him.
“Someone They Wish They Had”
Calvert-Lewin’s season was cut short by injury. And without him, Everton really struggled. The Toffees have won once since late September. And they are now without a manager with the departure of Rafa Benitez.
Some Arsenal fans may be hoping the chaos at Goodison Park will open the door for the Gunners to make a move for Calvert-Lewin.
Jones suggested the uncertainty caught Arsenal’s attention. But they don’t expect to have joy if they move this month.
“The fact that Everton are in trouble at the moment means that Calvert-Lewin is definitely a priority for them, someone they would love to have,” he told The Football Terrace.
“They don’t think it’s possible in the middle of a season. Let’s see what they do in terms of hiring their next manager, because I think that will have a big say in what Calvert-Lewin does next.
Everton would surely struggle to name top manager targets if Calvert-Lewin were sold to Arsenal this month
Everton have the stature to attract big names to replace Rafa Benitez. However, this task will surely be much more difficult if the Toffees sell Calvert-Lewin.
Of course, the new manager would have around £60m to spend. But Calvert-Lewin is one of the few outstanding players in Everton’s current squad. His form was described as “fantastic” by Carlo Ancelotti last season.
So it is indeed hard to imagine the Toffees letting Calvert-Lewin join Arsenal this month.
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