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Everton youngster rewarded for stellar form

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been given a big raise for his performances this season

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Everton are close to handing Dominic Calvert-Lewin a new five-year deal soon to reflect his higher standing in the squad now [Telegraph].

The 22-year-old took over the coveted number 9 shirt this season and has been flying high in recent weeks, bringing his goal total up to ten across all competitions this season. His current contract is at £20,000 per week, having signed a six-year extension in December 2017.

The newspaper goes on to say that the Toffees will give the striker a massive raise, taking him to between £70,000 to £75,000 per week with a new five year deal to secure his future with the Blues.

Tabloid rumours yesterday indicated that Manchester United were keeping an eye on the forward, even though they are replete with youngsters like Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood themselves.

Calvert-Lewin’s new contract is still very reasonable for a young player his age when Callum Hudson-Odoi at Chelsea is rumoured to be making £180,000 a week and Tammy Abraham is looking for a deal in the same region.

The Everton striker joined the Blues three years ago at the age of 19 for just £1.5 million, and has worked his way up the ranks while lifting the Under 20 World Cup with England and in the squad last summer for the Under-21 European championships.