Everton set for Calvert-Lewin showdown talks after reveal - pundit

By Frank McAvennie

14th May, 2022 | 9:42am

Dominic Calvert-Lewin set for Everton showdown talks after source's reveal - pundit

Frank Lampard will sit down with Dominic Calvert-Lewin in an effort to keep him at Everton.

That’s according to former West Ham hitman Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the 25-year-old’s future.

On Saturday (14 May) Football Insider revealed Newcastle United have held preliminary talks over signing Calvert-Lewin talks but his preference is to join Arsenal.

The Everton striker’s future is up in the air going into the summer window and Premier League clubs are racing to sign him.

However, McAvennie expects Lampard and Calvert-Lewin to enter showdown talks before the end of the season with the Toffees boss “desperate” to keep his star man.

“There is a lot of talk about Calvert-Lewin, isn’t there?” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“Newcastle, Arsenal, I think I saw West Ham linked with him a while ago.

“Everyone is talking about him leaving Everton but if they stay up, why does he have to go?

“They will still be a Premier League club and I don’t think Everton need to sell him.

“I know the finances aren’t great but there are other players who could go.

“Lampard will have wanted him fit ever since he came in, that’s obvious.

“I think they will stay up now so Lampard will be sitting down with him, he will be desperate for him to stay because it will be so hard to replace him.”

Calvert-Lewin hasn’t scored in the Premier League since August after missing most of the season through injury.

However, last season he was one of the league’s most potent hitmen, bagging 16 goals in 33 appearances.

In other news, West Ham make move to beat Everton to James Tarkowski signing.