Former Sheffield United striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin could be set for a big-money move this summer, with Arsenal reported to be interested in the England forward as per The Telegraph.
The forward is currently on international duty with the Three Lions but the Gunners are said to be monitoring his progress which could have a positive knock-on effect at Bramall Lane – on one condition.
When the Blades sold the forward to Everton for £1.5m in September 2016, it’s unknown as to whether the Championship side inserted a sell-on clause as part of this deal.
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However, with Calvert-Lewin aged just 19 at the time, it’s likely officials at Bramall Lane would have wanted to add a clause like this in the event the striker went on to do well – and you could definitely say he has.
The 24-year-old has remained at Goodison Park since his move from South Yorkshire and if there is a sell-on clause attached, Sheffield United could receive a considerable amount of money if he moves on this summer, depending on the clause percentage agreed back in 2016 and the fee he is sold for by the Toffees.
According to The Sun, his former manager Carlo Ancelotti wants to bring him to Real Madrid this summer with a £50m price tag being touted.
With constant rumours surrounding the futures of Aaron Ramsdale and Sander Berge, the Blades could find it easier to resist offers for the pair if they receive millions for any future deal for former player Calvert-Lewin.
However, any move from Arsenal and Real Madrid is likely to come after the end of the European Championships. There’s no chance either side will submit a bid in the region of £50m until they know the forward has come out of this year’s international tournament unscathed.
This could still potentially benefit Slavisa Jokanovic who is happy to do his business near the end of the window, but they won’t be relying on this potential move to provide them with the finances for the Serbian to spend.
The 52-year-old does need to place his stamp on the Championship side’s squad though in his first window as Blades manager, so any extra cash would be welcomed at Bramall Lane.