It’s ticking back around to the time when transfers will be discussed and Sheffield United could be in for a healthy cash boost, with Everton apparently now willing to sell Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
As reported on Sheffield United News previously, it’s widely assumed that the Blades inserted a sell-on clause when they allowed Everton to sign ‘DCL’ for a minimal fee back in 2016. The Toffees paid United around £1.5m at the time, and his value has since rocketed.
And a report from The Sun today has claimed that Everton are now ready to make the most of Calvert-Lewin’s value and move him on this summer. It’s been suggested previously that the likes of Newcastle and Arsenal are keen on the former Blades striker.
Everton are thought to value Calvert-Lewin at between £50-60m. If United have inserted the bog standard 10% clause, then any deal this summer will give Paul Heckingbottom a nice boost to the coffers.
Our View: Calvert-Lewin Sale Would Be Much Appreciated
A lot could depend here on both where Everton and Sheffield United are. If the Toffees go down then they’ll not be able to demand that big fee they want. If they do stay up, though, then Frank Lampard could get a big chunk of change to play with.
For United, a bonus to the bank is welcome in any league. However, if we do remain in the Championship, then it will be of even bigger benefit. In fact, it’s likely that £5-6m would be around the sort of budget we are dealing with in terms of incoming players.
Certainly one to keep an eye on this for United fans.