This is the latest Everton news with Frank Lampard speaking out over the rumours of DCl moving out of the club to Newcastle United.
Following reports that Newcastle United are planning a move for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Frank Lampard has no reservations about the striker’s ‘concentration.’
Rumors that Eddie Howe is interested in signing the 25-year-old arose this week, but Lampard claimed that players of Calvert-caliber Lewin’s are uncommon and that the star is important to his plans to move the Blues ahead.
When asked if he was concerned about Calvert-devotion Lewin’s to Everton’s survival bid, he replied: “He is completely devoted to his work. He’s a great player for Everton, and Everton has been a major club for him throughout his career, so that should be the end of it.”
Before Sunday’s match against Brentford at Goodison Park, Lampard was questioned about speculations surrounding Calvert-future.
Lewin’s During an injury-plagued season, the England international has been linked with Arsenal as well as Newcastle. Calvert-Lewin is failed to score after a muscular ailment ended his three-goal streak in the Premier League’s first three games.
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He returned to the field early this year, but was forced to retire due to another injury. After coming off the bench against Watford on Wednesday, he is now healthy and might play against Brentford.
“He is a tremendous striker, the sort of striker that there aren’t many around,” Lampard remarked of the rumours around him. I believe it has been unfortunate for me that I haven’t see him fit enough.
There have been brief periods of fitness, but we know that attackers, particularly those who play out of position, require a lot of playing time, conditioning, and confidence.
“To be fair to Dominic, we’ve never been able to acquire it for him. But, yes, he’s a major player; they’re not all that common. Dominic is under contract with us for three years, and I want to move this club ahead, and players like Dominic help me do that.
I know he hasn’t been playing since he’s been getting fit, but now that he is, maybe he’ll contribute in the next few games and then he’ll be our player.”
Calvert-Lewin scored 29 league goals in the previous two seasons, a record that prompted speculation that he had garnered the interest of rival teams even while he was injured.
Lampard said the duo spoke frequently and that his player had offered no hint he was looking elsewhere – or that he was not entirely focused on helping Everton escape relegation.
“No, because he hasn’t said anything like that to me,” he answered when asked whether he was concerned the player’s head had been turned.
He exercises effectively. We talk a lot, we communicate a lot, and he hasn’t said anything like that, so I’m not being foolish – this is football – he’s a guy that teams would want because of his quality of play – as I just said, attackers are scarce and expensive.
I’m not concerned about him in the least. I have no reservations about playing him in these games. or anything else. He is completely devoted to his work.
He’s been a huge player for Everton, and Everton has been an important club for him throughout his career, so that should enough.”
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