Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is being coveted by elite clubs after his brilliant 2020.
That is according to ex-Toffees striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the red-hot forward whose value has rocketed on the back of an outstanding 2020.
Calvert-Lewin has scored a remarkable 13 goals from just 11 matches this season and he tops the Premier League charts with 10 goals.
The former Sheffield United striker has taken his game to a new during Carlo Ancelotti’s reign and his transfer value has rocketed by £16.2million since January, according to an independent study by Transfermarkt.
His latest matchwinning performance saw him score twice in Saturday’s 3-2 Premier League win against Fulham.
“I saw a change in Dominic Calvert-Lewin when big Dunc took over,” Campbell told Football Insider. “He played Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison up top as a two and Everton stopped messing around with this 4-3-3 formation.
“Having someone to play up front with made a massive difference to Calvert-Lewin.
“His issue was that as a lone striker, he was running the channels, holding the ball up and
watching the cross go into the box when he should have been in there.
“When they started playing two up top either Calvert-Lewin or Richarlison was in the
box. That was bringing him great success because he has great energy and a superb spring. He is good in the air.
“Ancelotti saw what he can do. Richarlison is also a great foil for Calvert-Lewin because he often takes up two defenders.
“Calvert-Lewin is a hot striker now and I think a top team will be watching and coveting him.
“I know he has a long-term contract at Everton but these days contracts are only worth the paper they are written on.
“He is in double figures already and getting that before Christmas you are in business. I like him as a kid, he has a great attitude.”
Calvert-Lewin has five more years remaining on his current deal, which expires in the summer of 2025.
He was signed by Everton – for just £1.5 million – when he was 19, in the summer of 2016.