Reports suggest that Everton manager Sean Dyche is not banking solely on the availability of Dominic Calvert-Lewin for the upcoming 2023/24 season, informs the Goodison News.
The Guardian states that Dyche is keen on acquiring two new strikers during the summer transfer window to address the team’s goal-scoring struggles.
Last season, Everton narrowly avoided relegation and had to rely on goals from players in other positions. Given Calvert-Lewin’s injury history over the past two campaigns, it would be unrealistic to expect him to feature in more than half of the matches next season. Although Calvert-Lewin is a talented and dependable striker when fit, his availability has been sporadic.
Dyche prefers to maintain consistency in his lineup and does not rotate his squad extensively. Due to the team’s poor squad planning, Dyche had to frequently change his number nine throughout the season. He quickly realized that relying on Neal Maupay or Ellis Simms as regular options was not effective, prompting the need for two new strikers in the summer.
Additionally, it remains uncertain whether Maupay will stay at Everton, as he has been linked with overseas clubs who may make a bid for him during the transfer window.