Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin ‘plans his next steps’ and is being eyed up by both Arsenal and Atletico Madrid over a move in the summer.
That’s according to Sky Sport Germany journalist Florian Plettenburg, who says that the Everton man would cost ‘more than €40m’.
He reports that the 24-year-old striker is planning for the next part of his career, having established himself as one of the stars of the show at Goodison Park.
He’s now seemingly ready to move on and has options, with both Arsenal and Atletico putting him on their radar.
According to his information, Arsenal are ‘fascinated about him’ while the Spanish champions ‘inquired about him’ a few weeks ago. He’s since been made ‘one of their targets’ for the summer transfer window.
Everton naturally aren’t keen to lose their first-choice striker and have put a big price tag on his head, with his valuation ‘more than €40m’ at this point.
Whether Arsenal or Atletico Madrid are willing to pay what the Toffees want isn’t mentioned, but Everton have no need to negotiate downwards, given Calvert-Lewin has a contract until 2025.
Given this comes from a German journalist regarding an English player and interest from a Premier League and La Liga club, we’re going to take it with a pinch of salt at this point.
Arsenal have been named as suitors for Calvert-Lewin before and probably will need a striker in the summer given the Aubameyang situation, while Atletico Madrid are probably going to lose Luis Suarez as well.
So this rumour makes sense from that point, but the source seems odd given the clubs involved, so we’ll wait for something somewhere else, particularly in Spain, before getting too excited.
News Calvert-Lewin: The 24yo striker plans his next steps. A move in summer is likely. @Arsenal is fascinated about him. @Atleti also inquired about him a few weeks ago, he’s one their targets in summer. Price tag is more than €40m. @SkySports #EFC 🏴 📸: @Transfermarkt pic.twitter.com/dwGzrCUZZO
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) January 22, 2022