By Joe Ellis

17th Apr, 2022 | 2:10pm

Dominic Calvert-Lewin can leave Everton with young talents on fire

Ever since Dominic Calvert-Lewin returned from injury, he has failed to reach the same heights that made him a talismanic figure for Everton.

His previously dominant aerial ability, clever penalty-area movement and clinical finishing have obviously been left in the wardrobe and what he’s come out with has not impressed.

He is still yet to find the net for the Toffees since August when he converted in Everton’s victory against Brighton and his dry spell in front of goal is causing major concern among supporters.

Frank Lampard seems reluctant to drop the England international though and the baron spell has continued throughout the majority of the squad ever since.

Unfortunately for this season, there isn’t much in the way of competition with Cenk Tosun determined to leave and Salomon Rondon disappointing whenever he has been given the chance.

The only player who has looked lively through the middle has been Richarlison but he often needs a partner in crime up top to properly flourish.

So it might be a bit of a surprise to hear that Newcastle United want to make the 25-year-old part of their team next season [The Mirror, 17 April, Page 77].

There is, however, one or two young up and coming strikers who may be able to come in and replace Calvert-Lewin should he leave or be unable to find that magic touch once again.

Ellis Simms lit up Hampden Park on Saturday as he thundered Hearts in front in the Edinburgh derby against Hibernian while Nathan Broadhead scored twice for Sunderland in a vital win against Shrewsbury Town [Liverpool Echo].

Both players are on loan from Finch Farm to their respective clubs and if they can keep up their exceptional form away from Merseyside, then they could well find themselves soon becoming the star men at Goodison Park.

In other Everton news, this defender has to be made the centre of attention amid speculation he could leave Merseyside in favour of Manchester.

Be sure to follow Goodison News on Facebook for 24/7 updates on Everton plus more exclusive interviews with Kevin Campbell.