According to an exclusive report from Football Insider, Everton are in advanced talks with in-form striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin over a ‘blockbuster‘ new contract, with this news indicating that he could become one of the top earners at the club in a proposed £100,000 per week deal.
Calvert-Lewin, who has scored 11 goals in 19 starts this campaign in the Premier League along with registering one assist, is currently on a hot streak of form, netting six times in his last eight games for the club since Carlo Ancelotti’s first game in charge.
The Englishman has formed a deadly partnership with fellow youngster Richarlison up front for the Toffees, with that consistency earning him a reportedly ‘lucrative‘ new contract that could be agreed ‘imminently‘. Indeed, the pair have bagged 20 league goals between them, but the Brazilian slightly edges Calvert-Lewin in terms of other offensive stats.
According to WhoScored.com, Richarlison currently holds a superior shots per game ratio (2.6), has made more key passes on average (1.1) and completed more dribbles in the league (1.8), although his striking counterpart has netted two more goals in that time over fewer minutes, potentially highlighting why the club are trying to tempt Calvert-Lewin with a new deal. The 22-year-old has three years remaining on his current contract which expires in 2023 but the Toffees apparently recognise they need to reward him sooner rather than later.
Everton’s attempt to nail down Calvert-Lewin with a lucrative new deal is probably a smart move, especially given the fact they signed him for just £1.5m from Sheffield United back in 2016.
If any club want to swoop for the youngster in future, they will potentially have to pay the Toffees far more than that with this improved contract, indicating a smart bit of business from the club’s perspective.
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