Everton have confirmed the signing of 19-year-old striker Moise Kean from Juventus.
The youngster underwent a medical earlier today and The Toffees have confirmed the signing via a statement on the clubs official site:
Moise Kean has signed for Everton from Juventus for an undisclosed fee, agreeing a five-year deal until the end of June 2024.
The 19-year-old Italy international striker – regarded as one of the brightest young talents in Europe – becomes the Blues’ fifth summer signing after midfielders Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin and keeper Jonas Lössl.
Kean says he is honoured to join Everton and wants to bring his winning attitude to a club that matches his ambition.
“I am very proud and honoured to wear the Everton shirt. I will give my best to this team,” Kean told evertontv.
“I was convinced to sign because Everton is a club looking to the future and so am I. I know about the size of the Club. It has big ambition and I will work very hard to help us fulfil what we want to achieve.
“I am used to winning and I want to bring this winning attitude to the team. I hope I will be very good on the field and bring the fans joy.”
Juventus have since confirmed the deal in a statement on their own site:
“Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that an agreement with Everton Football Club Company Limited for the definitive disposal of the registration rights of the player Moise Bioty Kean has been reached for a consideration of € 27.5 million payable in three financial years. The consideration may increase of further € 2.5 million on achieving given conditions in the course of the duration of the contract.
The economic effect is positive for about € 22.5 million, net of solidarity contribution and auxiliary expenses.”
Initial reports from Italy had suggested that Juve wanted to retain a buyback option for the player, but Everton were adamant they wouldn’t include it in the transfer.
There’s now a suggestion that Juve will have a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ to match any offer Everton receive for Kean, presumably within a set time-frame.
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