The Everton hierarchy were left raging at major reports linking Dominic Calvert-Lewin with a move to Arsenal this week.
Liverpool Echo shared how senior officials were fuming as GQ insisted the striker was on the “brink” of joining the Gunners.
Senior executives at Goodison Park are claimed to have feared it hampered preparations for Wednesday’s defeat to Burnley.
Calvert-Lewin has no control over when these stories are published, and the interview was most likely conducted previously.
Of course, after losing to Burnley on Wednesday, the last thing he’d have wanted to see on social media was that.
This season, the England international has been anything but his normal self, with injuries wreaking havoc on his whole campaign.
Completing 90 minutes at Burnley was a positive, but it doesn’t take away from the fact that he looks awful at this moment.
Of course, this has nothing to do with Calvert-Lewin, but the article’s credibility should be called into doubt.
The source of this information is dubious, to say the least, as recent updates show otherwise.
The Telegraph have reported that Arsenal have cooled their interest ahead of the summer, and taht is brilliant news for everyone at Goodison Park.
Of course, relegation would guarantee his exit, but staying in the top-flight gives Frank Lampard the chance to build his side with Calvert-Lewin up top.
Hopefully, that can put everything to bed and we can forget Arsenal and Calvert-Lewin can fire us to safety this season.