Everton complete signing of Blades prospect

31 August  36 Comments  [Jump to last]
Everton have agreed a fee of £1.5 million for young Sheffield striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

The 19-year-old has been a target for the Blues for most of the summer and looked to have been secured weeks ago but the deal didn't come to fruition when it was first reported by the Liverpool Echo.

Calvert-Lewin underwent a medical today before signing a four-year contract with the Blues and his transfer was completed shortly before the deadline.

Described as being physically strong with good aerial presence, Calvert-Lewin has just been named in England's U20 squad, having made it into the Blades' senior squad last year following a loan spell at Northampton Town.

He will go straight into Everton's Under-23s under David Unsworth who said: "This is an opportunity of a lifetime for him. To go from League One to the Premier League is a massive jump but he certainly has all of the attributes to make that jump, given time, hard work and the desire I know he has.”  


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Stephen Jones
1 Posted 31/08/2016 at 13:25:21
Sky have it as 14 million muppets
Steve Bell
2 Posted 31/08/2016 at 13:29:03
One for the future? How I love TDD
Mike Keating
3 Posted 31/08/2016 at 13:37:21
Yes, Steve, but not as much as the masters of spin at the Star – how about this to get your heart racing at 8:30 on TDD?
Done Deal: Everton complete move for striker.

Only to reveal the pathetic storyline;

EVERTON have confirmed a deal to send striker Shani Tarashaj on loan to Eintracht.

I should have known better – now looking for a way to block these bullshit merchants on NewsNow

Steve Bell
4 Posted 31/08/2016 at 13:55:28
Brilliant, Mike, that's total clickbait isn't it? The only 'outgoing striker' confirmation that matters today is surely for Niasse. Hope things start happening soon, we really need a Lukaku back-up!
Peter Mills
5 Posted 31/08/2016 at 14:07:46
Word from the Blades is that this young lad has always been highly rated, but has looked rather overwhelmed on his few appearances. Did ok on loan at Northampton.

Apologies, I appreciate that is hardly a Haroldesque analysis, it's just what I've been told.

Alan Bodell
6 Posted 31/08/2016 at 14:22:02
At 19 he's not exactly unexposed and £1.4m these days is loose coin so why didn't they hold out for a bigger fee?

We've signed a lot of young strikers in the last few years, Jutekiwiez, the Greek, and Urugauy lads that never made it but throw enough darts and surely one will stick.

Geoff Trenner
7 Posted 31/08/2016 at 14:24:05
Jutkiwitz (I can't bother to check spelling) has left Boro for Birmingham today,
Dan Egerton
8 Posted 31/08/2016 at 16:43:08
Man Utd offered £1 million. We got him for £1.5m.
Daniel Lawrence
9 Posted 31/08/2016 at 16:51:01
Phew, there's me thinking it was all bluff and we weren't going big in TDD. Great work Bill...clap clap fckin clap fckin clap clap.
Graham Mockford
10 Posted 31/08/2016 at 16:55:20
Daniel

Still blaming Bill?

Daniel Lawrence
11 Posted 31/08/2016 at 17:05:33
Yes, who else?
Graham Mockford
12 Posted 31/08/2016 at 17:07:03
If you really feel the need to blame someone before the day is out perhaps the majority shareholder.
Patrick Murphy
13 Posted 31/08/2016 at 17:10:58
Graham (12) It's always been the same at Goodison for the last 30 years, whoever happens to be calling the shots.

The single biggest issue is our lack of cover up front, an injury to Lukaku and we're relying on Kone or a combination of Mirallas and Deulofeu, not the sort of thing that a club with serious European ambitions should be contemplating.

Daniel Lawrence
14 Posted 31/08/2016 at 17:12:52
He's certainly not blameless either, but it's been widely stated that Kenwright is the one still doing the deals, because he will just not let go.

Whatever happens now, it has been a farce this window.

Graham Mockford
15 Posted 31/08/2016 at 17:19:27
Daniel #14

Where to start?

It's been 'widely stated' that Kenwright is still doing the deals. Show me one credible source this is true.

As for this 'farce' of a window, I would say the squad is stronger but still needs reinforcing. And there is still six hours to go.

Patrick Murphy
16 Posted 31/08/2016 at 17:20:52
Graham (14) It was the owner of the club who stated that Bill was still playing a more than prominent role in the transfers in and out. His expertise in that area was invaluable!
Daniel Lawrence
17 Posted 31/08/2016 at 17:24:39
You are looking at our squad in isolation though. Look at our supposed competitors and tell me we've strengthened accordingly...?

Lukaku gets injured what happens next?

Good for you if you are content, you are a better man than me.

Patrick Murphy
18 Posted 31/08/2016 at 17:27:55
We only bought this kid from Sheffield United by accident; Bill wanted a new blade for the lawnmower.
Barry Stevens
19 Posted 31/08/2016 at 18:05:56
I watched this lad play at Northampton last season. Think he only started twice in the games I went to but looked good in the air and had a bit of swagger about himself and liked to try the overhead kick

Saying that, I mentioned the deal to a season ticket cobbler at work and he couldn't even remember him!

Kase Chow
20 Posted 31/08/2016 at 18:26:48
This transfer window has been rubbish for Everton

We've not addressed

- The goalkeeping situation

- The reserve left back situation (Oviedo is always injured and isn't great)

- The creative midfielder situation

- The 2 (yes, 2) strikers required alongside Lukaku (what if Rom gets injured and the replacement loses form or gets sent off? Or we need another option from the bench?

I could even say we need another centre back (we only have Jagielka, Funes Mori and Williams granted the inexperienced Holgate has been decent so far.

This has been rubbish.

Paul Kernot
21 Posted 31/08/2016 at 20:38:38
Sorry to report, lads, but my mate from Sheffield, who's the most ardent Blades (or any other team) fan I've ever met, says the kid's shite.
Gareth Clark
22 Posted 31/08/2016 at 20:44:43
Paul #21,

Oh ok... I guess we should trust your mate from Sheffield, rather than back Koeman/Unsworth...

I've seen some stupid comments on TW tonight... But this takes the cake.

Paul Kernot
23 Posted 31/08/2016 at 21:03:26
Just an opinion Gareth. I told him about our interest in him when it first came up and his response was 'Could come good but not playing for a club at the wrong end of Division 3 tells you all you need to know about him'.

Of course, like Holgate & a few others, I'd love the guy to prove him wrong, especially as he plays in our masters team and the bastards just knocked my boys out of the cup!!

Gareth Clark
24 Posted 31/08/2016 at 21:07:31
Fair enough... Don't write him off before he's even got here yet. :)
Anthony Dwyer
25 Posted 31/08/2016 at 21:54:05
Graham Mockford.

Spot on mate, Kenwright is not to blame, its not all down to that one man.

Moshiri is the man with the money now, he's the majority share holder, and with barely an hour of this deadline left to go were all waiting around watching SSN to find out we're getting left hung out to dry yet again.

A cheap and cheerful cut-price goalkeeper, no forward, a possible shortage of centre-backs, Coleman replacement brought through the youth system (I've no problem with that, but surely that opens up money for other positions).

Bidding on a player from the Championship who's over-priced, and has been available for the same fee we are bidding today, the last day of the window.

All amounts to one big joke to be honest. Even with Sissoko in, McCarthy will more than likely go funding most of the deal.

I'm feeling short changed and conned by the new regime.

Joe O'Brien
26 Posted 31/08/2016 at 23:53:03
Anthony, this was always an awful window to buy anyone. We got Koeman in late, got Walsh in even later. Both needed to access what was needed.

I think the next windows will be a lot different. The players we've bought in are very good. We dodged a major bullet with Sissoko... We badly needed a striker – that's the most disappointing.

A lot of teams have panic bought in this window. Doesn't mean shit when it's 11 v 11 on the field. A lot of overpriced average players were bought in this window.

Phil Bellis
27 Posted 01/09/2016 at 00:06:37
Bloody hell Paul... did he say similar about Jags?
Anthony Dwyer
28 Posted 01/09/2016 at 00:44:32
Joe I agree, we are not shit when we have 11 fit players, but players' price tags are high atm due to a big increase in TV money.

You have to pay the going rate, there has been decent players loaned out by many clubs just to get their wages off their hands.

Bony and Mangala could have been brought into the club as part of the Stones deal, both would have strengthened the squad.

If Rom got an injury lasting a couple of months then we would be in big trouble.

I was genuinely never convinced with Sissoko, but if RK wanted him then I'd accept it.

Many players on the continent were available at good prices, especially in the Spanish and German leagues.

I feel like we are being conned again, I said it a month ago and I feel like today has confirmed my worries.

We have brought in some decent players, but not enough to turn 11th place team into a top 4-6 side.

Very very disappointed.

Brian Wilkinson
29 Posted 01/09/2016 at 02:02:56
Keep reading about if Rom gets injured posts, how about throwing in if Rom loses his scoring touch like he has done.

It's not a case of Rom getting injured, we are struggling now with Rom's goal drought.

Let's remember where Holgate, Stones, Galloway came from, before we dismiss Calvert-Lewin and Valencia.

At least McGeady has gone so not all bad.

Shaun Wilson
30 Posted 01/09/2016 at 05:13:15
One for the future, perhaps, but we needed more firepower. Lukaku's hardly lighting it up right now and if he gets injured we're fucked. Valencia or Kone upfront isn't very frightening by any standard.

Even if he did stay fit, there's no guarantee of goals so what's our options? The two boys I mentioned or Deulofeu, a makeshift striker/ under achieving winger, to challenge him for a starting job? Give me a fucking break.

It's all well and good saying the transfer window opens again in January but what if it's too late? If we are not in a position to challenge for Europe then, there's a good chance we won't be in April so then we can look forward to the same snubs next summer.

I was holding out buying my new home jersey for the marquee name we were supposed to get. Fucking depressing. COYB

Paul Kernot
31 Posted 01/09/2016 at 07:04:14
Phil # 27. No, he raved about Jags & us stealing their best player. This guy knows his onions which is what made me nervous in the first place.
Les Martin
33 Posted 01/09/2016 at 13:47:10
If it is true that Man Utd were after him then the lad must have something about him.

Always worth a punt on potential especially as this lad has a bit of size about him to go with his developing talent.

Wishing him luck and welcome to the best club you could have signed for, he will love working with Unsworth providing he shapes up.

Paul Thompson
34 Posted 01/09/2016 at 14:31:21
If he's playing for England Under-20s, it's unlikely that he's 'shite'.
Alan J Thompson
35 Posted 01/09/2016 at 14:48:30
How's the lad from Coventry going?

The Swiss is having a year in Germany, the Uruguyan has been offered his cards, McAleny got a game the other day, Henen still seems to be here, Byrne is where?

What's a good score here, 1 out of 6? And how many coming through the Academy? No wonder we needed Vint & Walsh...

Michael Winstanley
36 Posted 03/09/2016 at 19:02:13
I used to watch Barkley in the England U-21s and Kane was terrible, couldn't finish to save his life.

The U-23s have a good opportunity to showcase their skills this season, be interesting to see what this lad is like.

Mark Stone
37 Posted 07/09/2016 at 00:01:55
Michael (36), much like he is for the senior England side then?!

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