‘This is a very proud day’: Everton star striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin signs new five-year deal with club
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin has netted on 15 occasions 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 committing his future to 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 on a deal running to the summer of 2025, has scored 15 goals in all competitions this season and eight in his last 10 Premier League appearances.
He has been with the Merseyside outfit since joining from Sheffield United in August 2016.
Dominic-Calvert Lewin has signed a new five-year deal with Everton, the club have announced
The 22-year-old striker has scored 15 goals and has been a key asset for the Toffees this season
Calvert-Lewin told evertontv: ‘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 (Ancelotti) 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.
‘Personally, I want to get to that next level.
He has now penned a deal that will keep him at Goodison Park until the summer of 2025
Calvert-Lewin has followed defender Mason Holgate in committing his future to the club
‘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.’
The striker also shared his delight at his new deal on Instagram, saying: ‘Couldn’t sleep last night! A huge day for me and my family. New contract…just getting 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 years to come.
Calvert-Lewin said the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti was a big influence on his decision to sign
Ancelotti said: ‘Holgate is going to be the future of this club. It’s important for him and for us to renew the contract, to have stability here with this player.
‘The fact that they are English I think is important for the club, for the structure, because they know better the atmosphere here. But above all they are players with a lot of quality.’
At the other end of the age scale, Ancelotti is also hoping 35-year-old Leighton Baines will stay at Goodison Park for another season.
‘There is a possibility,’ said the Toffees boss. ‘We are going to talk with him what he’s going to do. For us, for the club, for me and also I think for his team-mates it will be important to have him also the next season.
‘He showed a fantastic attitude in training, in games. He’s really important for us and not only because he’s still a good player and he’s physically good but also he has the experience, the personality that is important for our squad.’
The club will now try to convince Leighton Baines to stay at Goodison Park for another season
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