London’s famous fashion scene could help lure striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin to West Ham from Everton this 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.
Last weekend 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.
And a Hammers insider recently told Claret and Hugh that Moyes is planning to use his close contacts at Goodison Park to get a deal done for the 25-year-old Everton hitman.
As highlighted by Hammers News, the man who is the Premier League’s most potent aerial threat of the last three years ticks all the boxes of Moyes’s recruitment policy at West Ham.
And a move to London could well tick a big box for Calvert-Lewin too.
Because London’s fashion scene could be an ace up Moyes’s sleeve to help lure striker Calvert-Lewin to West Ham this summer.
Calvert-Lewin has become something of a fashion icon off the pitch as his profile has risen with Everton and England.
The forward has donned some very interesting clobber for a host of magazine photoshoots. Some of it has divided opinion among football fans. But as Calvert-Lewin told talkSPORT earlier this season he doesn’t care what anyone thinks.
And the alleged West Ham target’s passion for fashion could lead him to London this summer.
Calvert-Lewin has been pictured at the likes of New York Fashion Week in the past (The Sun). The fashion world is extremely important to the Everton man.
A couple of seasons ago the Yorkshireman even told style magazine, The Face, that he attributes his rise in the game to becoming an England striker down to his love of fashion.
“As a footballer you’re so in a routine, and you do the same things every day,” Calvert-Lewin told The Face.
“It’s that bit of freedom. If you want to wear a suit for no reason, why not?
“In getting the stick for dressing a bit different, when I see someone dressed in something I wouldn’t wear, I don’t judge anymore. “I just appreciate that the person is comfortable and confident wearing that.”
Merseyside may be famously cool in terms of culture. But London is the one of what’s known as the “big four” fashion capitals of the world alongside Milan, New York and Paris.
Moyes won’t care about Calvert-Lewin’s love of fashion, he will just want to get him in the door and scoring goals for West Ham.
But it could be that very love of fashion that helps lure Calvert-Lewin to London in the first place.
London Fashion Week takes place from June 11th-13th this year. The summer transfer window opens on June 9th. Two birds with one stone for the striker!
Let’s hope West Ham have their house in order if Calvert-Lewin is the man Moyes desperately wants.