May 13, 2021

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin would be a ‘fantastic’ signing for Manchester United, insists Rio Ferdinand

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin is valued at around £80m (Photo by MICHAEL REGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Former Manchester United captain Rio Ferdinand believes Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin would be a ‘fantastic’ signing this summer should the Red Devils fail to land Erling Haaland or Harry Kane.

Calvert-Lewin, 24, has enjoyed his finest season to date with the Toffees and is the club’s leading scorer with 19 goals in 32 appearances his term.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to sign a new centre forward this summer, regardless of whether the club manage to convince Edinson Cavani to stay for a further 12 months.

United are interested in Dortmund superstar Haaland and England skipper Kane but both players are valued at around £150million and there’s plenty of interest in the duo.

Calvert-Lewin, by contrast, is valued at around £80m by Everton and Ferdinand believes he would be a ‘fantastic’ acquisition.

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Calvert-Lewin scored a dramatic equaliser against United earlier this season (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

‘Listen Dominic Calvert-Lewin for me I love him,’ Ferdinand told the FIVE YouTube channel.

‘I’ve watched a lot of Everton this year and he’s one that unnerves defenders.

‘He’s not one you want to play against week in, week out. He’s aggressive, he attacks the ball.

‘I was speaking to Carlo Ancelloti earlier this year and he mentioned Inzaghi and said he didn’t need many chances to score goals and he scores goals in and around the six-yard box.

‘I look at Calvert-Lewin this season and he’s listened to that, he’s taken that on board. Obviously he seems a real good student of the game and he’s started putting that into his own game.

‘We’ve seen the rewards he’s had he’s got into the England squad by scoring loads of goals in and around the six-yard box – scoring those ugly goals.

‘I think he’d be a fantastic signing for Manchester Unite. It’s one out of left field a little bit but I think he’d have a big impact. He’d get on the end of the things created by Fernandes, Pogba, Rashford, Greenwood etc.

‘It’s whether Ole sees that as something that is feasible or am I not going to get the likes of Haaland or Kane? if either of those come up they’ll be first choice as long as the money is not crazy and it’s doable.’

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