Everton have completed the signing of young Sheffield United striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who joins Goodison Park on a four-year deal, according to the club’s official website.
Calvert-Lewin, who moves in a deal thought to be worth around £1.5 million, was also believed to be attracting attention from Manchester United earlier this summer, but it’s Everton that have won the race for his signature.
The highly-rated striker, who came through the ranks at Sheffield United, made his senior debut for the Blades in a 1-1 draw at Leyton Orient in April 2015, aged just 18.
He then went on to make 26 appearances for Northampton Town last year in a season-long loan move, scoring eight times as the Cobblers were impressively promoted to League One.
He also managed two appearances for Wilder’s side this season before being snapped up by the ambitious Everton, who will add him to their Under-23 team for the upcoming season.
19-year-old Calvert-Lewin grew up on the same Hillsborough estate as Jamie Vardy, and also shares the same agent as the former Fleetwood man.
Now, it’s Calvert-Lewin’s turn to have a chance in the top-flight, and there is little doubt he will be trying to emulate the England international’s rise to the top in the same emphatic manner.
Sheffield United fans… what do you make of the news? Are you disappointed that your players has been snapped up at the top level? Just how good can he be? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!