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CONFIRMED: Everton announce first signing of the day

It’s a youth team signing for David Unsworth

Northampton Town v Accrington Stanley - Sky Bet League Two Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images

While we still await Everton to announce their first deadline day signing for the senior squad, there is confirmation from the club that youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been signed.

As previously mentioned in our earlier article -

Calvert-Lewin plays as striker for Sheffield United in League One. The 19-year-old has been part of the Blades youth setup for a decade, and spent two loan spells at Stalybridge Celtic and Northampton Town during this last season. He has 11 goals in 36 senior appearances, including 8 goals for Northampton as the Cobblers went on to win the League Two title.

The player was last week called up to the England U-20 team for the first time, and looks like a smart signing on the part of Ronald Koeman to beef up the youth ranks at the Everton Academy.

Manchester United were reported to be interested in the player a couple of days ago, but now it’s looking like the Toffees have beaten the Red Devils to the punch by offering £1.5m to the Blades. Everton had first made contact for the player in early June, but have now finalized the deal.

In an interview with evertontv, David Unsworth spoke of his happiness with the signing -

With Shani Tarashaj out on loan, looks like Calvert-Lewin will fit right into the youth set-up.