Manchester United have been told that Dominic Calvert-Lewin would make a big impact if signed.
Old Trafford has often played host to some of the best strikers in the world. From Ruud van Nistelrooy to Wayne Rooney, having that elite level striker always give you a chance in games.
This year, it has been somewhat different. Edinson Cavani has made an impact from time-to-time, though Anthony Martial has lacked consistency. It gives Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a pretty big decision to make going into the summer. Does the gaffer go big on an Erling Haaland or Harry Kane? Or stick with what he has?
Well, club legend Rio Ferdinand has urged United to move for someone else; Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The 24-year-old has nineteen goals across all competitions this season and although Rio says it’s ‘one out of left-field’, the ex-centre-half reckons he’d make a ‘big impact’.
Check out what Rio Ferdinand had to say about Dominic Calvert-Lewin here:
“Listen, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, for me I love him,” he told FIVE.
“I think he’d be a fantastic signing for Manchester United. It’s one out of left field a little bit but I think he’d have a big impact.”
This season has been Calvert-Lewin’s coming out party. Under Carlo Ancelotti, the Englishman has turned into one of the most prolific strikers in the country.
Calvert-Lewin has both the ability to stretch defenders with his pace but also hurt them in the air with his insane heading ability. Some may say Everton’s leading man is the perfect striker in the modern-day game. It’s hard to disagree.
United have been linked with Calvert-Lewin before. He does feel like someone who fits the prototypical mould for a United striker. However, he wouldn’t come cheap.
Everton aren’t going to want to sell, particularly to a rival. Acquiring his services, while money is tight due to the global pandemic, may well be problematic.
It’s an unpopular opinion but I’d probably take Calvert-Lewin over Kane purely because of the longevity he’d offer. I also think he’s more obtainable than the Spurs man, with Daniel Levy being a notoriously tough negotiator.
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