Marcus Bent doesn’t think that Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the type to demand a transfer, but fears that Everton might lose the striker this summer.
The 24-year-old is on the back of the best goalscoring season of his career, which has led to uncertainty surrounding his Goodison Park future.
Whilst Calvert-Lewin found goals harder to come by in the final months of the campaign, he still managed 16 in the Premier League and 21 in all competitions, although he couldn’t propel the Toffees back into Europe following their final day defeat to Manchester City.
But 2020-2021 was a real turning point on a personal level for the Sheffield United Academy graduate, who’s now a regular in the England squad and made his competitive debut against Croatia.
And Calvert-Lewin, who reportedly earns £100,000-a-week, is now wanted by former Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti for around £50m less than three weeks after the Italian swapped Merseyside for Madrid and returned to the Spanish capital.
This comes after the striker was a transfer target for Manchester United, although that was before they secured Edinson Cavani’s services for another season.
But with some of Europe’s biggest clubs now sniffing around, Bent is hopeful but not confident that Calvert-Lewin will stick around.
He exclusively told Football FanCast:
“He’s got better and better, scoring more goals, and becoming wiser. I don’t think he’s gone into the manager’s office and said, ‘I want to leave’, I just think there’s a big focus on him and he’s doing well.
“He’s hit the ground running and he’s doing well, so hopefully Everton can keep him on board, I doubt it, but we shall see.”