Dominic Calvert-Lewin has extended for five years, until 2025, with Everton. He has recently hit a run of form and will be a major asset. Calvert-Lewin should help Everton achieve their goal of playing in Europe.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin Signs New Everton Deal
— Everton (@Everton) March 6, 2020
What Was Said
Calvert-Lewin told the club website: “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.
“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.”
The Importance of the Deal
This deal is a massive step towards Everton’s goal of reaching European football with Carlo Ancelotti. This deal comes just after fellow Englishman, Mason Holgate, also extended for the same amount and rumours have surfaced that Everton are in talks with Lille defender Gabriel Magalhaes. Everton are trying to put pen to paper in multiple positions, to strengthen their squad and ensure European football.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin has flourished under Ancelotti after a formation change, and it is great for Everton that they will be able to secure him for the coming years. Since Ancelotti’s arrival, Calvert-Lewin has hit the back of the net eight times in the Premier League and has recorded one assist. This run of formal be temporary, or it may be attributed to Ancelotti, time will tell. But if Calvert-Lewin continues the way he is playing, he will be a major asset for the Toffees and may be a key player in bringing them to Europe.