“This is a very proud day”: Everton star striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin signs new five-year deal with club
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin has scored 15 times for Everton this season
- The striker, who joined the club in 2016, now has a deal that runs until 2025
- The 22-year-old has followed Mason Holgate in betting his future for the club
- Defender Holgate signed a new five-year deal with the Toffees earlier this week
Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has signed a new five-year contract with the club, the Toffees have announced.
The 22-year-old, now in a deal that runs until the summer of 2025, has scored 15 goals in all competitions this season and eight in his last 10 Premier League games.
He has been working at Sheffield United since August 2016 with the Merseyside outfit.
Dominic-Calvert Lewin has signed a new five-year contract with Everton, the club has announced
The 22-year-old striker has scored 15 goals and has been an important asset for the Toffees this season
Calvert-Lewin told evertontv: ‘This is a very proud day. Since the start at Everton it was fun for me and I enjoy training every day and every minute on the football field.
“The turnaround we’ve had since December is fantastic and the belief in ourselves that we’re back and able to compete with the best is good and good there.
“And with a man like Carlo (Ancelotti) leading the ship, we can believe in the process more easily.
‘We want to be in Europe and participate in the top competitions. It would mean that little bit more to win trophies here because of the journey I made with Everton and Evertonians.
‘I personally want to reach that next level.
He has now written a deal that will keep him in Goodison Park until the summer of 2025
Calvert-Lewin has followed defender Mason Holgate in his future for the club
“I like to think I’ve shown that I am ready to live up to the expectations of being number nine in Everton.
‘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 like to play for Everton Football Club. “
The striker also shared his joy about his new deal on Instagram and said: ‘Could not sleep last night! A great day for me and my family. New contract … just started ‘, followed by the hashtag’ UTFT ‘.
In his pre-Chelsea press conference, Toffees boss Ancelotti stated that Calvert-Lewin and Mason Holgate, who signed a new five-year deal earlier this week, will be important figures for the club in the coming years.
Calvert-Lewin said that the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti greatly influenced his decision to sign
Ancelotti said: “Holgate will be the future of this club. It is important for him and for us to extend the contract to have stability with this player.
‘I think the fact that they are English is important for the club, for the structure, because they know the atmosphere better here. But above all they are players with a lot of quality. “
At the other end of the age scale, Ancelotti also hopes that 35-year-old Leighton Baines will stay in Goodison Park for another season.
“There is a possibility,” said the Toffees boss. “We are going to talk to him about what he is going to do. For us, for the club, for me and also I think it will be important for his teammates to have him the next season too.
‘He showed a fantastic attitude in training, in games. He is really important to us and not only because he is still a good player and physically good, but he also has the experience, the personality that is important for our team. ”
The club will now try to convince Leighton Baines to stay in Goodison Park for another season