Sharp sends a letter to Calvert Lewin about England

Graeme Sharp believes Dominic Calvert-Lewin can offer England a different option up front and can fill in Harry Kane shoes if needed.

The 23-year-old has scored nine goals so far this season, including Hattrickan, that gave him Gareth Southgate’s first call-up in the final round of international matches.

Speaking to the Press Association, Sharp believes there is much more to the former Sheffield United man’s game.

He said:

“When you look at what kind of striker he is, England has Harry Kane and there’s not much else next.

Dominic gives you one more thing and the fact that he’s got a great spring in the air, he’s getting incredible height, and they can use it to their advantage.

“Harry Kane is in possession of the shirt right now and rightly so, but Dominic will push it all the way.

“He should start somewhere and know Harry Kane owns that shirt – which is absolutely right – but Gareth Southgate might change his tactics and go up front, you never know.”

But Dominic will go there to see what opportunity he has in these two weeks to claim a Harry Kane shirt if he gets hurt.

“But it would be nice to have Harry and Dominic could definitely do that.

“But to do that, he has to reproduce the level he showed at Everton, where we are only happy that he made this transition from being a good player, never scoring goals and now becoming a good player scoring goals.”

Dominic Calvert Lewin from Everton celebrates