Trevor Sinclair believes Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s long-term future lies at Everton even if Arsenal and Manchester City could do with a prolific number nine like the England international, speaking to talkSPORT (12 May, 12.40pm).
It’s an exciting time to be an Everton supporter.
The Toffees may be on the verge of another mid-table finish – sitting eighth seven months after a 2-2 draw with Liverpool lifted them to the top of the Premier League – but the future at Goodison Park looks brighter than Jurgen Klopp’s gnashers.
In Richarlison, Ben Godfrey and the ever-improving Calvert-Lewin, Everton have a crop of highly rated youngsters going from strength to strength under an elite-level manager in the shape of Carlo Ancelotti.
A well-taken winner at West Ham on Sunday took Calvert-Lewin’s seasonal tally to 21, a career-best for a man who has evolved from a hard-working channel-runner to a ruthless, Duncan Ferguson-esque number nine.
And Sinclair, the former England and Manchester City ace, believes the 24-year-old striker is at the perfect club to realise his vast potential.
“If you’re going to say which clubs would benefit from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, I would say Arsenal, I’d say Manchester City,” Sinclair explains.
“Why would you go to Arsenal? There’s probably not many suitors. I think City is the obvious one.
“(Calvert-Lewin) is at a club with a lot of tradition. In the 1980s, Everton were the team. So, if it goes in cycles, their time might come again.”
Calvert-Lewin is under contract until 2025.
In September, Goal reported Manchester United were fluttering their eyelashes in the direction of the then £80 million-rated number nine. Eight months on, Calvert-Lewin’s price tag may be growing by the week.
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