Report: Manchester United eye 'fantastic' Everton star after completing Sancho deal
Manchester United want to sign Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin this summer after his impressive campaign last season for the Toffees.
United have this week announced a deal for Jadon Sancho. However, the Red Devils are keen on adding more new talent to the ranks. Calvert-Lewin, then, is one of their targets.
That’s according to The Sun, who claim that Calvert-Lewin is on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s summer shopping list.
The former Sheffield United striker is currently away with England at the Euros but has so far played second-fiddle to Harry Kane as expected. He didn’t even make the squad against Germany either.
But that is not a slight on Calvert-Lewin. The striker won Everton’s player of the year last season after scoring 16 Premier League goals.
The forward has previously been backed for a move to Old Trafford by United legend Rio Ferdinand. Per the Sun’s report, Ferdinand branded ‘DCL’ an ‘aggressive and fantastic signing’.
Big money needed?
Manchester United will need to find another big chunk of change if they do harbour hopes of landing Calvert-Lewin.
As reported on TBR previously, Arsenal are also said to have expressed an interest and were told at least £50m. That could be too much for United, who already have the likes of Edinson Cavani, Mason Greenwood, and Marcus Rashford as number nine options.
However, Calvert-Lewin will no doubt be open to a move. His career has really took off and while Everton have done well, he’ll be conscious of the change of manager this week.
If United do seriously make a play, then it will be hard to see Calvert-Lewin turning it down.
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