Al Ettifaq manager Steven Gerrard is reportedly showing a keen interest in securing the services of Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, relays the Everton.News. According to information shared by journalist Alan Nixon on his Patreon page, Gerrard is preparing to make an enticing offer to bring Calvert-Lewin to Saudi Arabia during the upcoming January transfer window.
Nixon’s reports suggest that Al Ettifaq is planning to present a “lucrative” proposal to the 26-year-old English striker. While Everton may not be eager to part ways with Calvert-Lewin, their decision might be influenced by the financial challenges currently facing the Merseyside club. An irresistible offer could potentially sway their decision.
The player himself, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, faces a decision regarding his future. It remains uncertain whether he would be willing to leave the Premier League at this relatively early stage in his career. Despite having experienced injury setbacks in recent seasons, Calvert-Lewin is now back in good form. This season, he has already scored three goals in seven appearances across various competitions.
While his relationship with Everton’s fan base has had its ups and downs, Calvert-Lewin has expressed his affection for the club. Given his proximity to returning to his peak form and the prospect of playing in Everton’s new stadium next season, it seems unlikely that the player, who earns a reported £100,000 per week, would be eager to depart any time soon.
Furthermore, Everton manager Sean Dyche is unlikely to be in favor of letting go of Calvert-Lewin. The striker has the potential to elevate Everton’s attacking prowess, an area where the team has occasionally struggled during Dyche’s tenure.
Although a move to Saudi Arabia for Calvert-Lewin is not entirely ruled out at this stage, it does not appear to be a scenario that Everton fans should be overly concerned about. While several Premier League stars have made such moves with years left in their careers, Calvert-Lewin’s strong connection to Everton and his promising future make it improbable that he would leave in the near future.