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CONFIRMED: Calvert-Lewin signs new five-year Everton contract

Youngster rewarded for break-out season wearing the prized #9 shirt

Dominic Calvert-Lewin Signs a New Contract at Everton Photo by Everton FC via Getty Images

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has signed a new five-year contract with Everton through to the summer of 2025.

News emerged on Thursday evening that an agreement was close and a little under 24 hours later the deal was announced.

He is the second Everton player in a week to commit to new terms after Mason Holgate signed a new five-year deal on Tuesday.

Speaking to the official site, the 23-year-old said:

“This is a very proud day. It has been enjoyable for me since the start at Everton and I am enjoying every day coming into training and every minute on the football pitch.

“The turnaround we have had since December is fantastic and the belief in ourselves we are back up there and can compete with the best is well and truly there.

“And with a man like Carlo leading the ship it makes it easier for us to believe in the process

The Sheffield-born striker has been one of the main beneficiaries of Carlo Ancelotti’s arrival, with no player in the division scoring more goals since the Italian’s first game in charge on Boxing Day.

He has scored 15 goals in all competitions so far and is on course to become Everton’s highest scoring Englishman since Paul Rideout in 1995, proving he is worthy of wearing the club’s famous number nine shirt.

He is also being tipped for an England call up for the friendlies against Denmark and Italy this month, with Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford sidelined through injury.

Switching the attention back to Everton, though, and Calvert-Lewin believes the future is bright at Goodison Park.

“We want to be in Europe and competing in the top competitions.

“It would mean that bit more to win trophies here because of the journey I have been on with Everton and Evertonians.

“It feels personal and that is how I like it. Personally, I want to get to that next level.

“I like to think I have shown I am ready to live up to the expectations of being Everton’s number nine.

“But I am well aware of how much I need to improve and how much better I can do.

”I love where I am and the position I am in and I love playing for Everton Football Club.”

Carlo Ancelotti believes Calvert-Lewin has a vital role to play for the club going forward and has the potential to become one of the best strikers in Europe.

He told the official site:

“Dominic is a very important player for us and for the future of Everton.

“He is a player with a lot of quality.

“Dominic has all the attributes to become one of the best strikers in England and in Europe. He is fast, has good skills, is strong in the air and works extremely hard for the team.

“He also has a fantastic mentality and his desire to improve has impressed me ever since I came to the club.

“I am very happy he has signed this new contract, in the same week Mason Holgate committed his future to the club, and I am confident they will be important players as we aim to bring success to Everton.”