Manchester City fans have been reacting to a post on Twitter which relays a report that claims the Premier League champions are ‘long-term admirers’ of Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
The 24-year-old England striker is under contract until 2025 and the Toffees will not want to lose one of their prized assets.
But if Rafael Benitez’s side fail to qualify for Europe this season, Calvert-Lewin could push for a move away, with City one of four Premier League clubs interested in the Everton striker.
City are on the lookout for a striker after failing to land Harry Kane in the summer. Erling Haaland has been heavily linked, but Calvert-Lewin could be a good alternative.
According to the Telegraph, Manchester City and Manchester United are ‘long-term admirers‘ of the striker, with Arsenal also keeping tabs on the situation.
The report also adds that Dominic Calvert-Lewin is on the list of Newcastle United’s potential targets, under their new multi-million-pound ownership.
A fee of £50m could be sufficient to prise Calvert-Lewin away from Goodison Park, according to The Sun.
Given his age, it’s fair for whomever buys Calvert-Lewin to expect him to improve over the coming years and £50m would not be seen as obstructive for any of those clubs.
If City want him as their striker then he might see that as the most valuable move for his career as he would be given the chance to work with Pep Guardiola, who continues to help youngsters improve.
Since joining the Toffees in 2016, Calvert-Lewin has scored an impressive 56 goals and provided a further 16 assists.
In reaction to the report shared on Twitter by City Xtra, many Man City fans have have been expressing their thoughts and opinions.
Not bad actually, but halaand first
— Gabar (@gabartheman) October 21, 2021
He is good. He will score loads of goals for us
— Dela Dela (@nsangong) October 21, 2021
he’s had a decent months or so but he’s not good enough & doubt Everton would sell him anyway.
— Brad (@BradleyMCFC_) October 21, 2021
he is a pep type player. Works hard and runs which is ideal for pep teams
— jun aid (@jniinj) October 21, 2021
As a backup only
— Baldiola (@TeacherOfBall) October 21, 2021
He isn’t even bad and he is very good at headers and we love crosses sign him up
— west (@westmcfc) October 21, 2021
He’s better than Gabriel Jesus
— Umar (@Umar_megamind) October 22, 2021
He’s a good ST but he gets injured all the time maybe if Jesus leaves then get him
— Anonymous (@Anonymous584238) October 21, 2021