Everton could ‘totally recalibrate’ their Financial Fair Play stance if they sell Dominic Calvert-Lewin for £60million.
So says finance guru Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider over the reported transfer interest in the Toffees star striker.
The Sun’s Alan Nixon reported last Saturday (January 22) that West Ham are interested in the 24-year-old, who Everon values at £60million.
Calvert-Lewin, who is under contract until 2025, was also linked with Arsenal and Newcastle United by the same outlet yesterday (January 28).
Everton’s FFP situation is precarious despite positive net spending in 2021-22, with the club’s £139.9m annual loss last year a major factor.
The club will announce its financial results for the 2020-21 campaign in the first quarter of 2022.
Maguire argues that, from a purely accounting point of view, a £60million windfall would be “very helpful” for the Toffees.
“It would be useful for Everton simply because of the nature of accounting,” he said Football Insiderit’s Adam Williams.
“What you do in accounts is spread the cost of a transaction when you buy an asset, but then concentrate it when you dispose of it.
“It would be very helpful from an Everton perspective. It would effectively totally recalibrate their profit and sustainability position.
Calvert-Lewin has struggled with separate toe and quad injuries this term.
But the England hitman has still found the back of the net three times in six appearances in 2021-22.
In other news, Danny Mills suggests Leeds United know exactly who they will be signing this month following Angus Kinnear’s ‘declaration’.