According to The Sun, West Ham United want Dominic Calvert-Lewin but will cost them a massive amount of £60 million. The Hammers want a striker to help Michail Antonio throughout the season. They have identified Calvert-Lewin as their target but Everton does not want to let him go easily.
The England international is suffering an injury-hit season and was unable to feature in various matches this season. He has played in just six Premier League matches this season. Nevertheless, Everton still demands very high fees for the 24-year-old which is more than what West Ham would have expected.
Calvert-Lewin had the form of his life last season when he played under Ancelotti scoring 21 goals and assisting 5 throughout the season. This form got him a spot in the England team for the Euro 2020. However, he has suffered to play because of injuries under Rafael Benitez and Everton is struggling a lot this season.
West Ham will be playing in the Europa League from the next month. However, they only have Michail Antonio as their striker who will face fixture congestion if he does not get a partner alongside him. West Ham United also did not play their best football against Manchester United which is a sign to worry for West Ham.
What can Dominic Calvert-Lewin provide West Ham?
Calvert-Lewin is one of the best strikers aerially on his day. He has a good grasp of heading goals or of acrobatic finishes. Moreover, he started the game as a central midfielder which developed his close control and vision in the game. All of these instincts combined with good pace and acceleration make him a dangerous opponent to face.
In the 537 minutes he has played this season, he has scored 3 goals and took 2.3 shots while making 0.6 key passes per game (stats via whoscored). He found great form alongside Richarlison last season scoring week in and week out. He can replicate the same at West Ham and make them a team that fights for a top-four spot every season.
West Ham will have to find a way to deal with Calvert-Lewin’s injuries to get the best out of him or else the expensive signing won’t give them the goods they expected. Moreover, Calvert-Lewin might also get better service than what he was getting, West Ham which will help him thrive under David Moyes.
If West Ham pays that much amount of money for the England international then that will be a statement to other clubs that the Hammers won’t be quiet just after one good season. This has to be the mentality of everyone within the club to challenge for spots and trophies every season. Calvert-Lewin can find a new house at West Ham and get a fresh start to his career.
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