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Young forward to get new deal

Five-year contract for Calvert-Lewin to be announced soon

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin
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Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be awarded a new five-year deal soon as the Blues look to consolidate their core. Trusted Daily Mail journalist Dominic King reported news of the upcoming deal today.

The Blues bought the forward for £1.5m during last summer’s transfer window from Sheffield United and went into the Under-23 side under David Unsworth.

Calvert-Lewin made his Everton senior debut in the epic comeback game against Arsenal in December, arguably the turnaround point for the season for the Blues. Since then he’s featured in 10 games, scoring one goal. He also has 9 appearances for the Under-23s, scoring four goals with two assists.

Everton have made a concerted effort to get all their promising youngsters signed up to long-term contracts, with Tom Davies and Harry Charsley the latest to be handed new deals. Calvert-Lewin’s original contract was set to expire in 2020, so the assumption is the new five-year deal is likely to give him a raise more than anything else.

Despite getting his first goal for the seniors, he has only six shots and zero key passes in 300 minutes of Premier League action, so it’s unlikely that the terms of the new deal were too impressive for the twenty-year-old who will likely drop back to the Under-23 side next season especially if Everton can build up striker depth in the summer transfer window.