Everton: £82.8m duo now 'almost certain' to make Goodison Park exit

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It is ‘almost certain’ that Everton stars Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin will both leave the club in the upcoming transfer window, according to journalist Dean Jones.

The Toffees have encountered financial problems of late, and their two star attackers could be sold over the summer in order to fund a much-needed overhaul of the first-team squad.

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Everton revealed an eye-watering £121 million loss for last season, meaning they have lost close to £400m over the last three years combined.

And their off-the-pitch troubles were heightened after Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov was sanctioned by the UK Government following his nation’s invasion of Ukraine.

Usmanov was due to sign a naming rights deal for Everton’s new Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium via his USM firm, but that is no longer an option, leaving a reported £300m ‘black hole’ in their playing budget for the years ahead.

Therefore, manager Frank Lampard may be left with no choice but to cash-in on his prized assets, keeping the club afloat while allowing him to bring in some players of his own.

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According to The Sun, Arsenal and West Ham are on ‘red alert’ over the availability of Calvert-Lewin, who is believed to have an asking price of £60m.

Meanwhile, Football Insider claim Everton are willing to accept offers north of £50m for Richarlison after Premier League giants Manchester United were credited with an interest in the Brazilian.

What has Jones said about Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin?

Everton are currently hovering just one point and two places above the Premier League relegation zone as the end of the season looms.

But despite Lampard hauling his side out of the bottom three, Jones still believes it’s virtually inevitable that both Richarlison, who is valued at £45m by Transfermarkt, and Calvert-Lewin are moved on when the market reopens for business.

In an exclusive interview, he told GiveMeSport: “I think it’s almost certain that they both go, to be honest with you, certainly if they get relegated. He (Calvert-Lewin) is a player that they know they could get £60 million to £70 million for.”

How big a loss would Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin be?

It’s been a hugely underwhelming campaign for Calvert-Lewin, who has only found the back of the net on three occasions and provided a solitary assist in 14 appearances.

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However, the England international, who is valued at £37.8m by Transfermarkt, has showcased his true quality in recent years, registering 36 goals and six assists in 80 outings between 2019/20 and 2020/21.

Richarlison has also been slightly disappointing this season, yet his 13 goal contributions in all competitions still make him Everton’s most productive player in the final third of the pitch.

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