We have just seen the biggest clue yet why David Moyes is so desperate to land Premier League striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the summer.
West Ham were linked with a shock £60m move for the Everton striker during the January transfer window.
The Sun’s Alan Nixon, who has strong sources at Everton, claimed ex Toffees boss Moyes had been alerted that Calvert-Lewin was available as the Goodison Park outfit had to sell players to ‘claw back cash after years of over-spending’.
The move never materialised in January but the report claimed West Ham would be trying for Calvert-Lewin in the summer too.
Yesterday The Sun claimed West Ham could now land the Everton star for less than the original £60m quoted and will not be perturbed by his big wages.
Calvert-Lewin ticks all the boxes of Moyes’s recruitment policy at West Ham.
And The Sun reckons Everton boss and former Hammer Frank Lampard is prepared to move Calvert-Lewin on.
The alleged West Ham target has endured an injury-hit campaign, managing just 10 appearances in all competitions and three goals.
The 25-year-old did enjoy the best season of his career last term, though, notching 16 goals in 32 Premier League games – including in the 1-0 win over West Ham at the London Stadium.
Calvert-Lewin is renowned for his hard work and has a decent turn of pace too.
Biggest clue yet why David Moyes is so desperate to land Premier League striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin in summer
But we have just been given the biggest clue yet why Moyes is reportedly so desperate to land the Premier League striker in the summer.
And it comes from football data experts WhoScored, formerly Opta.
In a post on social media on Sunday, WhoScored revealed a fact about Calvert-Lewin which shows just why Moyes allegedly covets him so much.
“Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored more headed goals (12) than any other player since the start of the 2019/20 Premier League season,” WhoScored posted on Twitter.
It goes without saying West Ham must sign at least one striker in the summer. Moyes has tried and failed to bring in a new forward for three windows since selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax in January last year.
As most people who have watched any Premier League football over the last two years would know, West Ham are a huge threat from set-pieces.
The Hammers have scored more goals than any other Prem team from set-pieces over the last two seasons.
And Moyes’s side have scored the joint fourth most headed goals this season.
Adding someone of Calvert-Lewin’s clear aerial prowess to the West Ham attack would make the Hammers even more deadly from crosses, corners and free-kicks.
West Ham must show they mean business in the summer. Signing Calvert-Lewin would be a good way to start.