Transfer Talk: Calvert-Lewin to be offered lucrative Saudi deal
Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is set to be the subject of a shock bid from Al-Ettifaq.
The Saudi Pro League side, managed by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, are keen on the 26-year-old centre forward following his return to form after spells out with numerous injuries.
Calvert-Lewin has scored three goals in seven matches for the Toffees this season, although was ineffective in their 2-0 defeat in Saturday’s Merseyside derby.
However, Al-Ettifaq are still eager to make the England international their latest high-profile foreign acquisition and will offer him a lucrative deal, according to The Sun.
The Dammam-based outfit were busy in the recent summer transfer window, bringing in former Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and ex-Celtic striker Moussa Dembele.
Calvert-Lewin’s recent Everton team-mate Demarai Gray also decided to take the opportunity to play for Gerrard after a difficult time under Sean Dyche at Goodison Park.
Despite their spending, Al-Ettifaq have not enjoyed the best of starts to the season and currently sit seventh in the table ahead of their trip to Al-Riyadh later today.
Signing a striker of Calvert-Lewin’s ilk, with 63 goals from 216 matches in all competitions with Everton, could help the club compete with the likes of Al-Hilal, Al-Ittihad, Al-Nassr and Al-Ahli.
In other news
Liverpool are considering a move for Bayern Munich’s 20-year-old sensation Jamal Musiala, according to Football Insider.
The Mirror report that Erik ten Hag believes his relationship with Jadon Sancho is beyond repair and would like the club to offload the winger in the January window.
Arsenal are still interested in Galatasaray full-back Sacha Boey, say Fotospor, with scouts from various Premier League clubs watching the 23-year-old in action on Saturday.