Everton have new position in mind for emerging star loved by Koeman - report
By Harry Sykes
Everton expect Dominic Calvert-Lewin to eventually play as a central striker, according to a report.
The Telegraph claim the Merseysiders have big plans for the versatile attacker, who has made such a big impression since joining from Sheffield United last summer.
Calvert-Lewin has been used principally in a left-sided attacking midfield role in his 11 Everton appearances to date.
He has scored a single goal to date, which came in the Premier League club’s 4-0 triumph against Hull in mid-March.
The Telegraph report that Calvert-Lewin, 20, will eventually develop into the spearhead of the Everton attack, the position currently held by the league’s top scorer Romelu Lukaku, who has struck 24 times this season in the competition.
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Manager Ronald Koeman has demonstrated his faith in England Under-20 international Calvert-Lewin by handing him regular appearances in recent months, including a place in the starting XI in last weekend’s 3-0 defeat by Chelsea.
“He’s young but strong,” Koeman told the Liverpool Echo. “He needs to improve but he’s a good boy who likes to work hard and learn. He’s listening to every member of the staff and he has a big future coming up at Everton.”
Calvert-Lewin has further demonstrated his calibre by scoring four goals in eight England Under-20s appearances and is expected to progress to the Under-21s this summer.