Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin has committed his future to the Goodison Park club by signing a new five-year contract.
Calvert-Lewin joined Ronald Koeman’s side from Sheffield United last summer and managed to force his way into the first-team picture this season, making the first of his 10 Premier League appearances to date in December.
The 20-year-old is delighted to have agreed fresh terms on Merseyside and feels he will improve further in the years ahead.
“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,” he said.
“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.
“My leap into the first team was a bit quicker than expected and I’ve 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’s taken off from there and I’ve tried to take it in my stride day-by-day.
“I’m really grateful for the opportunities I’ve had since joining the club and I’m really looking forward to continuing my development as a player here.”
Everton head to relegation threatened Swansea on Saturday and are 2.50 to come away from the Liberty Stadium with all three points. The Swans can be backed at 2.75 and a draw is 3.25.