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Report: Irons linked to £60m striker swoop

West Ham have been linked with a mega £60m move for Dominic Calvert-Lewin!

The Sun reports that boss David Moyes is keen on a deal to sign the Everton striker as the Toffees look to raise funds after several years of overspending.

Moyes is said to be a huge fan of Calvert-Lewin, who has scored 56 goals in 179 appearances for the Toffees, although this season has been dogged by injury issues.

The report claims that Everton would demand £60m for him in this transfer window but that such a price is too rich for the Irons’ blood, and that boss Moyes will only be bidding for him if that price comes down.

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Still, the Irons have new money after the investment of Daniel Kretinsky and could well have a bid bankrolled by the billionaire, but it seems as though this one is something of a pipe dream.

Indeed, we can’t see, for one second, the Hammers paying as much as £60m for a striker this month.Very Low Rater

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

5 comments on “Report: Irons linked to £60m striker swoop

  1. A big fat no from me, if we are spending big on a striker it has to be quality, it has to be a player who is better than Antonio and this lad is certainly not and does not suit our system of play. If Everton need to raise funds then slap in a bid for Richarlison that makes much more sense. He is clever, intelligent and has pace, reminds me of Arne.

  2. why is this link so unrealistic?! He’s the perfect player for us … quick, strong, holds the ball up, runs behind and scores goals.

    Why is paying £60 million for a proven premiership striker who’s only 24 so ludicrous for a team that claims to want to push into the top 4?

    That’s the going rate now … especially for players who can take us up a level – because let’s be honest, for every 5 games a season Antonio is unplayable, there’s about 30 where he’s genuinely the worst striker in the league.

    If we want to keep Rice – we MUST buy top players, even if they are slightly over the odds, because otherwise, Rice will be gone and we’ll lose a genuine heartbeat of our team.

    • It’s unrealistic because of the amount of cash required. The player is immaterial. There’s no way we’ll go in with anything other than a loan with option to buy in the summer for a lowball price. Zero chance of this happening.

  3. If it was true it would be a good move for us but as your rumour rater points out possibility almost non-existent.

  4. Agreed. He is an England striker. So an upgrade on Antonio.

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