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Youngster says choosing Everton a ‘no-brainer’

England U-20 international speaks to evertontv

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin
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Forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin was Everton’s first official signing on deadline day last week, but was quickly forgotten as the Toffees were linked with (and later spurned by) other big names for the senior squad.

However, a debut goal for the England Under-20s (against Brazil no less) during the international break has Blues talking about the 19-year-old again.

Calvert-Lewin spoke to evertontv about his decision to switch from Sheffield United to the Everton from what he’s been seeing in the last year or so, picking the Blues over Manchester United -

“It was a bit of a whirlwind 24 hours for me and my family.

“The move was a no-brainer for me, you’ve only got to look at the opportunities that are given to young players here. There’s also the quality of players that are here as well, you look at Mason Holgate.

“Those are things that appeal to me as a 19-year-old player, you can’t ask for more.

“Then, on top of that, England call-up was unexpected and for it to come that day of all days was brilliant - it was a great day for me.”

The youngster has previously worked under Everton Under-23s coach David Unsworth at Sheffield, with ‘Unsy’ signing the 15-year-old to an athletic scholarship.

“David Unsworth has played a massive role [in moving to Everton]. I know Unsy from at my previous club, I know what a good manager he is and he can help me improve as a player and a person.

“Obviously, hard work pays off and now I’m looking for a chance to show what I can do here.”