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Calvert-Lewin determined to stay at Everton

Forward wants to win his spot in the squad under Marco Silva

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin is ready to resist offers from AFC Bournemouth to stay at Everton, reports the Mirror.

The youngster enjoyed something of a breakout season for the Blues last year, bagging eight goals and seven assists in all competitions. He featured 44 times over the season and picked up six of those assists in the Premier League, the highest in the squad.

However, he endured a disappointing end to the campaign under Sam Allardyce, managing just two starts in the second half of the season following the arrival of Cenk Tosun in the January transfer window.

The 21-year-old face a further setback later in April when he picked up a stress fracture in his back, but is expected to be fit when Everton resume training on July 2nd.

He is likely to remain behind the Turkish striker in the pecking order this season and may find himself further down it should another starting caliber striker arrives, especially if either Oumar Niasse and/or Sandro Ramirez leave.

That had sparked interest from the Cherries under Everton fan Eddie Howe, who were looking to take advantage of that situation and offer him game time on the south coast. Howe’s has a reputation for developing younger talent, with Nathan Ake and Lewis Cook featuring in his side last season.

It is understood, however, that should an offer for the England U20 World Cup winner arrive that he would turn down the chance to join the Cherries as he seeks to fight for his future at Goodison Park.

In truth that makes a whole lot of sense. Marco Silva has already stated he intends to use the youth prospects at the club and Calvert-Lewin has a strong chance of playing a big role. He has already proven he has the talent and could flourish under an attack minded coach like the Portuguese boss.

Testing the water and discovering what role he has to play under him at Goodison Park first seems a wise decision to make at this point in his career.