In a recent interview with Football Insider, former Premier League goalkeeper Paul Robinson urged Tottenham Hotspur to land Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Robinson said,
“I wouldn’t mind seeing Calvert-Lewin there.
“He is a great striker. Yes, he’s had a poor season at Everton but the season before he scored a lot of goals.
“The type of money you could get him away from Everton for it would be a decent fit. Is Abraham in the same bracket? I’m not sure.
“To replace Harry Kane you have to go in at the top level. Conte is there to make this team competitive in the top four. They will not do that by selling players and replacing them with lesser players.”
Calvert-Lewin’s Injury Frustrations At Goodison Park This Season
Calvert-Lewin has experienced a tough campaign in English football as he has been sidelined for a lot of games because of a fractured toe. Still, the English striker has done well to score three goals and secure one assist in 11 matches for the Toffees this season on all fronts.
The Sheffield-born talent deserves some credit for averaging 2.6 shots and 0.7 key passes per 90 minutes in Premier League football. However, he has been a bit sloppy with his ball distribution after completing 62.8% of his attempted passes in league football (stats via whoscored).
What Will Calvert-Lewin Add To Tottenham Hotspur Boss Antonio Conte’s Team?
Calvert-Lewin excels at generating a yard of space for himself to get a few shots in at goal and can be a decent finisher in front of the opposition goal when he is playing regularly and with confidence on the field. The English centre-forward can even set up some decent chances for others around him but needs to work on improving his link-up play in the final third.
Furthermore, the 11-time England international could help the North London giants challenge for a top-four place in the coming seasons. Thus, Conte should think about listening to Robinson’s advice by bringing Calvert-Lewin to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during the summer transfer window.