English Premiership

Exciting Everton trio sign new deals

2017-12-15 08:12
Dominic Calvert-Lewin.(Getty Images)

Cape Town - Everton have secured the long-term futures of three of their promising youngsters in Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Mason Holgate and Jonjoe Kenny.

The trio have all featured heavily for the Merseysiders this season, with Calvert-Lewin in particular catching the eye after registering five goals and four assists in 24 appearances across all competitions.

The 20-year-old forward's reward is a new deal that runs through to 2023, while 21-year-old centre-back Holgate and 20-year-old right-back Kenny have both signed on until 2022 at Goodison Park.

"We're delighted that these young men have committed long-term to the club and there's no doubt in my mind that they will play big roles at Everton for a long time to come," Toffees boss Sam Allardyce told the club's official website.

"The depth of young talent in our squad is very encouraging, a clear sign that we do things right as a club in our development of young players and Mason, Jonjoe and Dominic epitomise what we are trying to accomplish with young players here at Everton."

Speaking to Everton TV, Calvert-Lewin said: "It's an exciting time to be here and, for me, learning from players such as Wayne Rooney couldn't be better for my ongoing development.

"With a few other young lads also coming through at the moment, it's good because we're all pushing one another. I feel like I've improved a lot in a short space of time and I'm still looking to keep improving and getting better."

Holgate added: "It is a good time to be young at Everton. You get a lot of chances. Every now and then, clubs get a spurt of players from the same generation coming through and hopefully that is what is happening here.

"There are a lot of players around my age - Dom, 'Mola [Ademola Lookman], Davo [Tom Davies], and Jonjoe - and hopefully we can all be here for a long time."

Kenny said: "Everton is a top club and I'm convinced we can go and do great things as a team. If we all stick together we can compete at the highest level and we have the desire to do this.

"To extend my career here, I'm made up. I want to stay at Everton for as long as I can but I know I've got to keep on playing week in, week out, playing well and impressing. Hopefully, I can keep on doing that."

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