Manchester United have been after Dominic Calvert-Lewin for a long time and the latest reports indicate that they have finally moved in with an offer to sign him.
Last year, the Red Devils were heavily linked with the Everton star, who decided to sign a new contract (The Sun) worth £70,000-a-week (Football Insider) to stay at Merseyside.
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The fresh deal did not stop the Old Trafford club from pursuing his signature.
Last summer, The Sun revealed that the 20-time English champions asked about the 24-year-old center forward but they were put off by the mammoth asking price of £80million slapped by the Toffees.
Now, as per an exclusive story covered by Stretty News, signing a quality striker is Man Utd’s chief priority this summer and they have recently moved in with an offer to lure Calvert-Lewin.
The news source have claimed the Goodison Park outfit have once again made it clear that the star goalscorer will not be sold for a fee less than £80million.
The England international has been in fantastic form under the management of Italian boss Carlo Ancelotti. This term, so far, in 26 league starts, he has scored 14 goals and in all competitions, the striker has found the net 19 times in 33 appearances.
He made his debut for the Three Lions back in October last year vs Wales and found the net in the contest that Southgate’s men won 3-0. Thus far, he has netted 4 goals in as many starts for his country.
Taking into consideration his form and the fact that his contract with Everton will expire in 2025, it will be fair to say that the Mereysiders will not sell him for a reduced fee.
Man Utd need a proven quality striker. No Old Trafford star has managed to score 20 goals in the league since Robin van Persie did it almost 8 years ago. Our current top scorer is Bruno Fernandes, a central attacking midfielder, who has netted 16 goals in the league so far this season.
In your view, is Dominic Calvert-Lewin good enough to strengthen Solskjaer’s strike-force? Should United spend £80million to secure his signing?
No, I’m not in support of this deal. We should go for a player with a better quality an not Calvert Lewin. He is not as good as he being rated at such amount. Instead Man U should go for a player that is quick and precise in the front of goal.