Everton managed to put Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s admirers off this summer, with The Sun reporting that the Toffees had set a £80 million asking price before his incredible start to the new Premier League season.
The 23-year-old went into this campaign off the back of his best year yet at the highest level. He scored 13 top flight goals for the Toffees last term.
But he is already well on his way to eclipsing that tally this time around. He bagged the winner against Tottenham Hotspur on the opening day.
And he left himself top of the goalscoring charts with a hat-trick against West Brom on Saturday.
It appears that there may have been at least one Premier League rival potentially wondering whether they made a mistake over the summer.
The Sun reports that Manchester United had enquired about the forward. However, they were left stunned to learn that Everton wanted £80 million for the former Sheffield United youngster.
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That asking price has surely only gone up in the last couple of weeks. He is threatening to establish himself as a talisman for Everton.
And given some of the players Carlo Ancelotti has placed around him, that says a lot about how well Calvert-Lewin has started.
And while United were reportedly left stunned by Everton’s demands this summer, perhaps it may not be long before the Toffees have to consider increasing it further.