Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin should be considered as a viable alternative if the club can’t sign either Erling Haaland or Harry Kane this summer.
Haaland has a number of other suitors, including Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea, while the Red Devils could be priced out of a move for Kane. With that being the case, Ferdinand has put forward Calvert-Lewin’s name as another option:
“I think he’d be a fantastic signing for Manchester United. 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.”
Reports back in September suggested that Everton would ask for as much as £80m for the England international, which means he would only be slightly cheaper than the likes of Haaland.
However, with Calvert-Lewin still only being 24 years of age, and having scored 19 goals in all competitions this season, it is a fair shout from Ferdinand.
Whether United are seriously considering the forward as a real alternative to their main two striker targets, we shall have to wait and see.