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Everton reward Calvert-Lewin with new five-year deal

7:13 PM WAT 03/05/2017
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The 20-year-old attacker has been handed a new contract after breaking into the squad in just his first season at Goodison Park

Everton have rewarded Dominic Calvert-Lewin for his progress during his first season at the club by handing him a new five-year contract.

The Premier League side announced on Wednesday that fresh terms have been agreed with the 20-year-old, keeping him at Goodison Park until 2022. 

Calvert-Lewin only joined Everton from Sheffield United in a reported £1.5million deal last August and has broken into the first-team squad since making his debut in December, making 10 Premier League appearances.

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"I hadn't expected things to move as fast as they have and to have played against the teams I have done, so I'm very grateful for that and I'm working hard every day to improve," Calvert-Lewin told Everton's website.

"I'm learning every day in training and in the games, so I can't ask for much more.

"It only feels like yesterday when I was signing for Everton, so to be here now is a great feeling." 

Calvert-Lewin added: "My leap into the first-team was a bit quicker than expected and I have played a few games now. I came in with the Under-23s initially and I'm now really enjoying being part of the first-team squad.

"Around Christmas I got my chance with the first-team, got on the bench and made my debut. It has taken off from there and I have tried to take it in my stride day-by-day.

"I'm really grateful for the opportunities I have had since joining the Club and I am really looking forward to continuing my development as a player here."

Calvert-Lewin is the latest Everton youngster to receive a new deal, after 18-year-old Tom Davies agreed to improved terms in April.