This article was originally published in August 2016.

The name Dominic Calvert-Lewin may not be one to get Everton pulses racing ?but the Blues' newboy arrives on Merseyside with a burgeoning reputation.

And a decent pedigree, too.

The 19-year-old grew up on the same Hillsborough estate as Jamie Vardy, two streets away, and now shares an agent with the England international. Vardy is nine years his senior, but Calvert-Lewin has watched his rise closely.

Now, having finalised his own move to the Premier League on transfer deadline day, he will be looking to emulate the Leicester City man by making a top-flight impact.

Despite being raised just a stone's throw away from Sheffield Wednesday, Calvert-Lewin joined rivals Sheffield United at the age of eight. Vardy, by that point, had already been told he was not good enough for Wednesday.

Jamie Vardy during his Fleetwood Town days celebrates after scoring during the FA Cup sponsored by Budweiser third round match against Blackpool at Highbury Stadium on January 7, 2012 (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Vardy moved to local side Stocksbridge Park Steels after that setback, and Calvert-Lewin too has served an apprenticeship in non-League. A spell with Conference North outfit Stalybridge Celtic as a 17-year-old aided his development, and yielded a few goals too. He would make his senior debut for Sheffield United before the end of that season.

Another loan spell, this time at Northampton Town in League Two, saw him progress further. Calvert-Lewin scored eight times in 26 games at Sixfields, returning to Bramall Lane this summer fitter, more confident and ready to take the next step in his career.

Although deployed as a wide forward at times at Northampton, his long-term future is as a centre forward. Tall and wiry ?he can get stronger, and will need to if he is to do anything at top-flight level ?the youngster has good feet and plenty of pace, as well as fast-improving movement in and around the penalty area.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Northampton Town in action during the Sky Bet League Two match between Northampton Town and Accrington Stanley at Sixfields Stadium on December 28, 2015 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

An England U20 call-up this week ?he will link up with new Everton teammates Callum Connolly and Kieran Dowell in Keith Downing's squad ?suggests his development has been noted. As does the fact that Everton had to see off competition from Manchester United, no less, for his signature.

After finalising his move at Finch Farm on Wednesday, Calvert-Lewin headed straight for St George's Park. He will hope to be involved for England against Brazil at Kidderminster on Sunday.

At club level he'll start off in David Unsworth's U23 squad for now, after Everton rejected the idea of loaning him straight back out to the Football League. He'll get chances to prove his worth to Blues boss Ronald Koeman.

But if his neighbour Vardy has shown anything, it's that rises in football can be meteoric. If Calvert-Lewin's can be anything like as spectacular, Everton fans will be laughing.