Everton make right call in passing on Serie A man

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Everton enjoyed a fine transfer window.

The club signed a number of top players and have been riding the wave ever since, currently sitting top of the Premier League table.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men have won all of their opening four games after a window in which multiple deficiencies were addressed.

The Toffees signed midfielders Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez, brought in goalkeeper Robin Olsen on loan from AS Roma, and also signed defenders Niels Nkounkou and Ben Godfrey from Marseille and Norwich City respectively.

They did not sign a striker but it does not appear that they needed to.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin, after all, has shown that he is more than capable of leading the line in the Premier League.

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In his first four games, he has scored six goals, netting the winner in a 1-0 victory over Spurs, a hat-trick against West Bromwich Albion, and also finding himself on the scoresheet against both Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Nevertheless, it appears that a Serie A striker wanted a move to Goodison Park.

Italian journalist Ciro Venerato reports that Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik wanted to move to Everton, but the club were not keen on a player of his profile.

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The Italian club were said to be keen to shift him from their wage bill but were unable to find a buyer.

Venerato told Radio Kiss Kiss, via Sport Witness: “I think he aspired to Everton, PSG or Atletico Madrid. Everton, however, wanted a counter attacker and not one with the characteristics of Milik.

“Ancelotti had communicated this to a member of the Polish entourage.”

GIVEMESPORT’S Harry Sherlock says…

Ancelotti has been proved absolutely right here.

He has trusted in Calvert-Lewin to lead the line and score goals, and he has done just that.

Milik scored 14 goals last season, one fewer than the current Toffees frontman.

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The Poland international is, clearly, a fine striker, but there is no guarantee he would have been able to adapt to life in England, while he is valued at £28.8m by Transfermarkt.

This didn’t add up; Ancelotti made the right call.

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