Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s Admission on Everton Future as Key Contract Date Nears

Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin shut down talk of a new contract after scoring his fourth goal in five games in a 1-1 draw against Luton Town on Friday.

“Not at the moment,” Calvert-Lewin said when asked about a new deal. “I’m just playing and scoring,” he emphasized, putting his focus firmly on the present.

The 27-year-old is set to enter the final year of his contract this summer. After battling injuries in the past two seasons, Calvert-Lewin has bounced back this year, appearing in 37 games across all competitions. He recently became just the fourth player to score 50 Premier League goals for Everton.

“I always knew that I was going to score eventually,” Calvert-Lewin revealed. “It was just a matter of time.”

This season hasn’t been all smooth sailing for the striker. He suffered a facial injury early on and endured a 23-game goalless streak. “Nobody puts more pressure on me than myself,” he admitted. “It’s a good group and they supported me through it.”

Calvert-Lewin’s return to form has some believing he could be a dark horse for a spot in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the Euros this summer. With four goals in 11 international appearances, Calvert-Lewin hasn’t played for England since July 2021.

“Of course,” Calvert-Lewin responded when asked about his England aspirations. “That’s always my main goal, to play for my country – it’s the best feeling in the world.”

“For now, I’m fit and healthy and scoring goals and I’ll see where that takes me. I believe that on my day, I belong there,” he concluded, emphasizing his desire to return to the national team.