Dominic Calvert-Lewin enjoyed the best season of his career in Everton colours last term.
The tall and powerful striker found the back of the net on 21 occasions, cementing himself as one of the best strikers in Toffees history during the Premier League era. However, he wasn’t given much assistance from those behind him when it came to scoring goals.
The England international was the only Everton player to find the net more than ten times in 2020/21, which was clearly detrimental in their bid to secure European football.
With that in mind, it would be a wise idea for Rafa Benitez to add further quality in offensive areas to his ranks, and one way he could do so is by securing the services of Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong.
The 24-year-old has drawn interest from a whole host of top-flight clubs, including the Toffees, but Everton must ensure that they are at the front of the queue to prise him away from Ewood Park.
Speaking about the striker and Everton’s pursuit, Dean Windass exclusively told Football FanCast this week: “You’ve got to give these kids who have done well for Championship clubs, you’ve got to give him [Armstrong] a chance.”
The former Hull attacker isn’t wrong; Armstrong would be a fabulous addition for Everton and could finally give Calvert-Lewin some competition at Goodison Park.
He wasn’t given a fair enough chance at Newcastle United but has more than proven himself in the second tier in recent years.
Speaking about the striker in the early weeks of 2020/21, Tony Mowbray hailed him as an “explosive” individual.
Everton already have a rapid player in Calvert-Lewin in their ranks, so this could make Benitez’s frontline even more devastating.
It’s rare that the Toffees play with a two-prong attack but this could give them the license to do so.
With Everton not looking likely to spend big this summer, the Blackburn marksman would be a low-budget acquisition at potentially just £10m.
For a player with as good a record as his, it would be a dream acquisition for Benitez.