- March 16, 1997
Everton completed the signing of striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin on transfer deadline day in August 2016.
The striker penned a four-year deal and joined for an undisclosed fee, linking up with David Unsworth’s Under-23s.
Born in Sheffield, Calvert-Lewin came through the ranks at hometown club Sheffield United, making his senior debut in a 1-1 draw at Leyton Orient in April 2015.
The following August, he joined Northampton Town on loan and scored eight goals in 26 appearances for the League Two Cobblers.
Capable of playing as both a striker and in midfield, Calvert-Lewin made two outings for the Blades in 2016/17 before finalising his move to Goodison Park.
After a series of impressive appearances and five goals for the Under-23s, then-manager Ronald Koeman handed Calvert-Lewin his first taste of Premier League action during the memorable 2-1 victory over Arsenal under the floodlights in December 2016.
Calvert-Lewin’s first start – against Southampton – soon followed but his involvement was cut painfully short when he suffered ankle ligament and was forced off after just 12 minutes.
Following more than two months on the sidelines, the young attacker came straight back into the first-team fold and netted his maiden Everton goal in a 4-0 win over Hull City.
He was rewarded for an impressive campaign with a new contract until June 2022.