In a recent report, The Sun claimed that Real Madrid have identified Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin as a summer target. It is understood that Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti is looking to strengthen his options for the new season and could move in for the Toffees striker in this off-season (via The Sun).
Calvert-Lewin’s Impressive Campaign In English Football
Calvert-Lewin experienced a solid season with the Merseyside outfit as he was responsible for putting in a series of match-winning displays as the focal point of their attack. The England international made 39 appearances for the Toffees in the previous campaign, netting 21 goals and securing four assists in the process across various competitions.
The 24-year-old was an ideal target man for Everton last season when he averaged 2.5 shots, 0.5 key passes and 0.7 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. However, he needs to work on improving his accuracy when distributing the ball after completing 68.7% of his attempted passes in the English top-flight (stats via whoscored).
Calvert-Lewin’s current deal at Goodison Park is set to expire in the summer of 2025, so Ancelotti would find it difficult to lure his former striker to the Spanish capital during this summer transfer window.
Will Recruiting Calvert-Lewin Be A Wise Move For Los Blancos?
Calvert-Lewin can use his strong 1.89m frame to dominate the opposition in the air and win some important duels up top for his side. He can score goals consistently at the highest level when he is playing with confidence on the pitch.
The England international has a knack for finding space in the attacking third and can create some decent openings for others around him. He has already proven himself to be a prolific striker in the Premier League but there are some question marks over whether he can maintain his high standards in Spanish football.
At 24, Calvert-Lewin has the potential to become a world-class centre-forward in the future, so signing him would be a wise move for Los Blancos as he will add some much-needed firepower to their attack. The English striker could offer some competition for Karim Benzema and could even be an ideal successor to the Frenchman at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the coming seasons.
Moreover, the Toffees frontman will improve the overall depth of Ancelotti’s match-day squad which will help the Madrid giants cope with fixture congestion, injuries, and suspensions better in the next La Liga campaign.