In a surprising turn of events, Al-Ettifaq, a team from the Saudi Pro League, is preparing to make an unexpected bid for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Managed by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, Al-Ettifaq is keen on the 26-year-old center forward, who has been regaining form after struggling with several injuries.
Calvert-Lewin has found the net three times in seven matches for Everton this season, although he had a less impactful performance in their 2-0 defeat in the recent Merseyside derby.
Nevertheless, Al-Ettifaq is determined to add the England international to their roster, offering an enticing deal, as reported by The Sun.
The Dammam-based team made significant moves during the summer transfer window, securing former Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and ex-Celtic striker Moussa Dembele.
Additionally, Calvert-Lewin’s former Everton teammate, Demarai Gray, also chose to join Gerrard’s side after facing challenges under Sean Dyche’s management at Goodison Park.
Despite their substantial investments, Al-Ettifaq has had a somewhat sluggish start to the season, currently holding the seventh position in the league table.
Their upcoming match in Al-Riyadh could potentially benefit from the acquisition of a striker of Calvert-Lewin’s caliber, given his track record of 63 goals in 216 matches in all competitions with Everton.
This move may help Al-Ettifaq compete more effectively with teams like Al-Hilal, Al-Ittihad, Al-Nassr, and Al-Ahli.