Everton U23s boss David Unsworth has showered praise on Dominic Calvert-Lewin for the way he was worked and developed since coming to the club.
The 23-year-old has exploded this season with 10 goals in all competitions already, as well as a goal on his debut for England against Wales.
For a long time, Calvert-Lewin was questioned at Goodison Park.
Many felt that, while he did show glimpses of quality, he ultimately would never been good enough to lead the line.
But Calvert-Lewin has worked his socks off, and the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti as first-team manager has clearly also done him wonders.
And the man who helped recruit the striker from Sheffield United in 2016, Unsworth, cannot help but watch with pride.
He said (Sky Sports): “I still smile when I think about how we managed to prise him away. It was all about timing and Sheffield United were in League One and had just got a new manager.
“I watched him and I was absolutely delighted to bring him to the club. It was a fantastic signing for us, and he is now producing the sorts of displays and playing as well as we could ever have imagined when he was a young player.
“He’s outstanding and has been a brilliant signing for us.”
TBR’s View – Evertonians indebted to Unsworth
£20,000-a-week star Calvert-Lewin (Spotrac) is indeed outstanding, as Unsworth says.
Fans are now finally seeing the unleashing of that potential the club always thought he had when he first signed from the Blades.
He is fast becoming that answer to a problem that’s been present ever since Romelu Lukaku left, and fans are indebted to Unsworth and whoever else was involved in the signing of Calvert-Lewin, who seems poised for stardom.