DOMINIC CALVERT-LEWIN has signed a new five-year Everton contract having sparked Manchester United's interest with his goalscoring exploits.
No Premier League player has netted more times since Carlo Ancelotti arrived as Toffees coach than the eight for Calvert-Lewin.
That has contributed to a 15-goal tally and is by far the 22-year-old's personal best after four seasons in the Everton first-team.
Now the Merseyside club have moved quickly to extend his current deal until summer of 2025.
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 leading the ship it makes it easier for us to believe in the process.
“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."
In their pursuit of fresh attacking talent, United were linked with a mega money move for Calvert-Lewin ahead of the January transfer window.
A fee of £50million was mooted with Ancelotti claiming while still Napoli boss that "there are a lot of people who have eyes on him".
But Everton putting the England Under-20 world champion on a new contract has surely dispelled any exit fears.
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