Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has admitted that he still remembers the social media abuse he got from Sheffield United fans.
The England international came through the ranks of United before moving to Everton in 2016 in a £1.5m deal.
In an interview with Sky Sports, the 24-year-old said: “I experienced it at Sheffield United, where there were rumours that Everton was coming in for me and I was going there for a million pounds.
“At that time, I am a kid who uses social media like Twitter. Sheffield United fans were saying they would walk and carry me there, wanting me to go. As a boyhood Sheffield United fan, that still cuts me deep. That’s now how I envisioned my Sheffield United career going.”
Lewin who has notched four goals in his six appearances for England has been Everton’s main man this season where he has scored 14 goals.
Still the best feeling in the world to score for my country 💙 qualifiers up and running 🦋 pic.twitter.com/EoFrXtiq8C— Dominic Calvert-Lewin (@CalvertLewin14) March 25, 2021