Manchester United are in the market to sign a new striker this summer and former Red Devils defender Rio Ferdinand believes Everton star Dominic Calvert-Lewin could “have a big impact” at Old Trafford.
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes that Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin would be a “fantastic signing” for the Red Devils.
United are in the market for a new striker, with Edinson Cavani’s future uncertain, and they have been linked with moves for both Erling Haaland and Harry Kane.
However, the two goalscorers are expected to be in high demand this summer and it will take big money to prise them away from their respective clubs.
Should United miss out on Haaland and Kane, Ferdinand believes Calvert-Lewin would be an excellent alternative.
Speaking on his Vibe with Five YouTube channel, Ferdinand said: “Listen Dominic Calvert-Lewin for me I love him.
“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 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.”