Sources: Dominic Calvert-Lewin expects to play final Everton game against potential next club Arsenal
Dominic Calvert-Lewin expects to bid farewell to Everton this summer and Sunday’s showdown against Arsenal could be his final game, Football Insider understands.
The striker’s future is up in the air and Everton will listen to offers for him as they look to raise cash and completely reshape a team that has narrowly avoided relegation.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Calvert-Lewin, 25, is eager for a new challenge and is likely to leave Goodison Park despite his Thursday night heroics.
The forward ensured another season of Premier League football with the winner in the 3-2 triumph over Crystal Palace that sealed a remarkable comeback.
That could prove to be his last significant act in an Everton shirt ahead of a summer of speculation and behind-the-scenes negotiating.
Arsenal and Newcastle lead the race to sign the England international as they look to recruit a proven Premier League goalscorer.
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Football Insider revealed last month (27 April) that Calvert-Lewin has told friends his preferred destination is Arsenal, even though they are now second favourites to Tottenham in the battle for the final Champions League place.
Arsenal are in the market for a proven, powerful centre-forward under the age of 25 amid doubts over the futures of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah.
The Londoners have set aside more than £45million to give Mikel Arteta the striker he craves in the upcoming window.
Calvert-Lewin has had an injury-plagued campaign in which his only goals have come in August and May.
A fractured toe sidelined him for much of the season, in which he has played only 17 matches in all competitions that have yielded five goals.
He is contracted to Everton until the summer of 2025.