Arsenal is considering a deal for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin as a possible replacement for Dusan Vlahovic, according to reports.
Arsenal has targeted Dominic Calvert-Lewin, according to talkSPORT, as a possible replacement for Dusan Vlahovic upfront. The Premier League heavyweights are in dire need of a new striker. This, given the uncertainty surrounding the futures of their two most important attackers. They are keeping a careful watch on Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin. His future at Goodison Park is still up in the air at the moment.
Arsenal is mainly interested in Fiorentina striker Vlahovic. However, it is reported that the Serbian international is not very enthusiastic about the prospect of transferring to the Emirates. That is since he craves regular Champions League play. The player is also being courted by Newcastle United, who have a lot of money. Juventus are now in the lead to sign him in January.
It has forced Arsenal to hunt for replacements. The English striker appears as the most promising option thus far.
Calvert-Lewin has suffered from a string of injuries
Calvert-Lewin, one of the Premier League’s brightest prospects for the 2021/22 season, has had a string of setbacks due to injuries this season. Injuries have kept him out for the bulk of the season. He has just six league outings to his name so far this season. And with Everton languishing in the throes of a financial and sporting crisis, the striker may be on his way out of Goodison Park in the not-too-distant future.
Arsenal is on high alert as a result of Calvert-problematic Lewin’s predicament at Everton. No secret exists that Arsenal is looking for a new striker. There are concerns about the long-term futures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette weighing on the club’s shoulders.
In particular, Aubameyang has fallen out of favour at the Emirates, owing to his conduct both on and off the field in recent months. AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain have previously shown interest in signing him from Arsenal. Inter Milan continues to pursue Alexandre Lacazette as a transfer target. The Frenchman’s current deal with the team expires after the season. Thereby making him a free agent when the season ends.
So, will Calvert-Lewin move to Arsenal?
Arsenal wants to replace the duo with Calvert-Lewin if necessary. With over 150 appearances in the Premier League, the Englishman brings a wealth of experience to the table at the top level of football. His better aerial and physical abilities might make him a possible improvement above both Aubameyang and Lacazette in terms of overall quality.
Arsenal’s pursuit of the Everton striker, on the other hand, might be contingent on their ability to unload their undesirable talents. The list notably includes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe. If they leave, the club has more funds available to pursue a transfer for the England international. The attacker should fetch a high price.