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Youngster Calvert-Lewin wants senior team football

Summer signing speaks at charity event

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 Dominic Calvert-Lewin playing for Northampton Town last season.
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Everton’s deadline day signing Dominic Calvert-Lewin is aiming to break into the senior team where he thinks he can make an impact. The player came over from Sheffield United for £1.5m and was reported to have chosen the Blues over a number of other clubs, including Manchester United.

“The youth set-up here is great and to be given the opportunity to train and be around the first team is obviously really appealing to a young player like me. That was one of the main reasons I chose to come and play here.

“I’m really enjoying life at Everton so far, the training’s been great and I’ve gelled really well with all the lads.”

He recently made his England U-20 debut as well, scoring in his first appearance.

The 19-year-old insists while he is playing for David Unsworth, he is targeting appearing for Ronald Koeman’s senior side.

“Of course I’m aiming to break into the first team, if that’s not your aim then there’s no point in playing.

“I’ve just got to keep settling into the Under 23’s like I have done, keep playing well and hopefully good performances will help me progress. I won’t get bogged down if I don’t break in this season but the sooner the better for me.

“I’ve played two games now for the Under 23’s, the club itself have been really welcoming. It’s a great city to now be living in and I’ve settled into things really well.”

Calvert-Lewin spoke to the press during an Everton in the Community event where he was appearing alongside fellow youth team player Courtney Duffus.