Report: Arsenal believe 'fantastic' £60m star is good fit for Arteta's squad
The Arsenal hierarchy view Dominic Calvert-Lewin as a good fit for their squad, and The Athletic reports that the Gunners are not put off by the prospect of paying £60 million for the Everton star.
Calvert-Lewin is one of the names on the radar as Arsenal look to sign a new striker. It was reported this week that he was top of Mikel Arteta’s wishlist after Dusan Vlahovic.
The England international has not had the easiest campaign so far. He has spent several months on the sidelines with injury. And without him, Everton have really struggled.
The 24-year-old has scored 32 top-flight goals since the start of the 2019/20 campaign, including 16 last year. And he has three in six this time around.
But it is not only his goalscoring that has caught the attention of Arsenal. The Athletic reports that the club deem his personality to be a good fit for them.
Everton value Calvert-Lewin at around £60 million. But the report suggests that that price has not deterred the Gunners.
And interestingly, it is claimed that the prospect of moving to Arsenal would appeal to Calvert-Lewin. However, any move will likely have to wait until the end of the season.
Arsenal potentially taking gamble should they delay Calvert-Lewin move until the summer
Arsenal need a striker in this window. They have not scored in their last four in all competitions. And none of their forwards have scored more than four league goals this term.
Calvert-Lewin is one of the Premier League’s best. Carlo Ancelotti previously labelled him a ‘fantastic‘ striker.
By delaying until the summer, Arsenal are potentially taking a gamble. Of course, Everton may want even more to do business at this stage of the January window.
But there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding Goodison Park right now as they look for a new manager.
Should they get the next appointment right, Calvert-Lewin may be left in two minds about moving. Meanwhile, if he rediscovers his best form – which would also be reassuring for Arsenal – signing him in the summer may become much tougher.
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