Everton must sell Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the summer
The summer transfer window is going to be massive for Everton.
The club are fighting for Premier League survival as things stand, and even if they avoid the drop, the real battle will begin next for Frank Lampard.
The Toffees need to undergo a massive rebuilding process, as it is clear that there is an acute lack of quality in the side.
Lampard needs to make quality additions, although he may not be provided with a big transfer kitty. At the same time, the club must sell some of their players to make room for mew arrivals.
One of the players who should be sold in the summer is Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
According to a report from The Telegraph, Newcastle United will table a bid to sign the 25-year-old striker in the summer.
He has barely played this season, due to injuries. But even when he is fit, Lampard has shown little propensity to include him straight into the starting line-up.
Calvert-Lewin has struggled for goals since he returned to fitness, and Lampard has used him from the bench against Watford in their 0-0 draw away at Vicarage Road on Wednesday (11 May).
In a game of such magnitude, where a victory would have been massive for the club, Lampard wasn’t confident of throwing him into the mix. That tells a lot about how Lampard feels about him at the moment.
In recent years, Calvert-Lewin has established himself as a key player for club and country, and he is a bankable asset.
Everton can hope to get more than £50 million from his sale, given the quality of the player. He has a contract at the club till 2025, and the Toffees are in a good position to demand a high transfer fee for him.
They must take that money if there’s a good offer on the table.
Along with Richarlison, those two players can earn Everton a sum of over £100 million, and Lampard should use the money wisely. Lampard must make a bold transfer call, one that looks sensible for the club from every respect.
Losing a player like Calvert-Lewin will be a blow for the club, but if they can get a good value for him, surely the club must take that option.
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