West Ham came up against Dominic Calvert-Lewin in their 2-1 win over Everton yesterday afternoon. The striker is reportedly a transfer target for manager David Moyes and there is some debate among supporters about whether he is a good enough player.
Fans had a chance to see the England international, who is valued at £60m, in the flesh, and there was a mixed reaction to his performance on Twitter:
I think he would be the perfect player for us under moyes! We’re not going to get no better for what we want
— Michael John Clark (@clarky220887) April 4, 2022
I personally don't rate him at all, but Moyes is doing such a good job whatever he says he wants I'm happy with. 🤷🏻♂️
— Alex Morris (@moggehh91) April 3, 2022
Just come back from injury hasn’t he? Seemed a bit off but undoubtedly a great talent. Injuries are the only thing I’d be worried about
— Antonio Fanelli (@Antonio94024912) April 4, 2022
The signs are he is bang average.
— Daz Odono (@DazOdono) April 4, 2022
I think his work rate is why, watching him closing down today is why I think moyes wants him. Add to that he’s tall, can hold play up well and shoot. I’d be well happy if that’s who we went for, just need to be prepared to over pay because prem tax and English
— Louis candler (@xHappyHammerx) April 3, 2022
I didn’t see much from him – personally think he had a purple patch last season , I’ve said before if we can Ollie watkins would be a much better fit imo
— WHUZie (@Whu_life) April 4, 2022
Him or Watkins for me. They both possess the attributes to fit our system/style of play down to a T
— SexDrugs&CarltonCole (@S_D_C_C) April 3, 2022
My only concern would be he is prone to an injury
— Jamie Kanawaty (@xylophone_fish) April 4, 2022
Epitome of a Moyes striker. DCL is quick, good in the air, links up well. Is good on a technical level
— Matt (@MattCrowe__) April 3, 2022
Calvert-Lewin didn’t do an awful lot yesterday but there are some mitigating circumstances. Everton are struggling badly at the moment, and their away record is one of the worst in England.
It should also be pointed out that Calvert-Lewin had three months out injured earlier this season, and he has struggled to put together a consistent run of games since then.
With Arsenal also said to be pursuing the 25-year-old, it will be interesting to see whether the Hammers do challenge their London rivals for the player’s signature this summer.