Everton signs Youssef Chermiti from Sporting Lisbon. The Portugal Under-19 international forward joins for a fee within the locale of €12.5m euros additionally €2.5m add ons on a four-year contract.
The 19-year-old gets to be the club’s third signing of the summer after Ashley Young arrived on a free exchange some time recently Arnaut Danjuma joined on credit from Villarreal. He will wear the No 28 shirt.
He told the club’s officials website.“It’s a big move for me. Joining Everton is a new beginning, a new page and I’m very happy to be here. It is a beautiful city and a beautiful club. I’m looking forward to meeting the fans, my new teammates and to get to work with the coach. I want to embrace everything about the club. I have new goals now. I’m here and I want to do my best for Everton. I want to help the team. I hope the fans will like me and I want to show them what I am capable of.
Everton is a big club. A lot of legends have played here. I couldn’t turn down this opportunity. It’s a big moment for me and now I’m fully focused to get to work.”
Bem-vindo, Youssef Chermiti! 🇵🇹 pic.twitter.com/QnQ1mI9xdz— Everton (@Everton) August 11, 2023
Everton have been linked with a number of strikers as of now this window. But with key targets like El Bilal Touré and Rodrigo going somewhere else. Their search for new additions has driven them to gifted Portuguese youngster Youssef Chermiti.
A tall striker, standing at 6ft 4in, Chermiti profiles as somebody who is nice at getting into perilous positions close to objective. Impressively, for one so youthful, he has as of now made his check within the Sporting to begin with team. Scoring three times final season including against rivals Porto.
The 19-year-old failed to meet expectations his xG by 2.8 in 2022-23 so is still very crude before objective. But he generates a part of chances and won 51.7 per cent of his aerial duels. Like Dominic Calvert-Lewin, he is additionally quick enough to utilize his pace in behind.
Given Calvert-Lewin’s injury issues, there has been much focus on finding players who can duplicate his part within the side. Chermiti might not be a ready-replacement right presently. But he features a part of the properties to be so in time in the event that he proceeds to create.
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