Report: Arsenal want to sell Lacazette and Nketiah and sign £50m Premier League striker


Arsenal are eyeing a move for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin according to The Telegraph

Valued at £40million on transfermarkt, Everton would probably want double that to consider selling their star striker. The Telegraph’s report says Arsenal are considering a £50million move for him, but personally I can’t see that being enough to convince Everton to sell. 

Everton have no need to sell and with a new manager at the helm, Calvert-Lewin is likely to be one of the managers key pieces in his jigsaw to achieve what he wants. 

It seems a new striker is something Arsenal want to bring in, if they can sell Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah this summer. 

Calvert-Lewin appears to be one option, but the Gunners have also been linked with Euro 2020 star, Alexander Isak

It makes sense for Arsenal to sell Nketiah and Lacazette, with both having just one year remaining on their current contracts. Arsenal also need to prioritise quality over quantity, so selling two strikers to fund a move for one better striker makes sense. 

Losing Lacazette would mean Arsenal lack strength in attack and that is certainly a quality Calvert-Lewin offers. It would also leave Aubameyang and Balogun as the clubs only recognised strikers, meaning a player of Calvert-Lewin’s age (24) would fit well into the squads options of forwards.

Calvert-Lewin scored 16 Premier League goals in 33 appearances this season, and whilst he did not register an assist, his 4.7 aerial duels won and 0.5 key passes per game did help his team create chances.

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