Transfer News: Everton sign Youssef Chermiti in £15m deal: The Portuguese forward who is only 19 years old had his breakthrough at Sporting last year. This was when he played in 22 matches across all competitions and scored three goals in the league. EnoughInfo.com
The bright teenager will have to demonstrate that he can be a finisher in the Premier League. Ofcourse now that the assignment has been given to him.
“I couldn’t turn down this opportunity – it’s a big moment and I’m fully focused to get to work,” said Chermiti.
On Saturday, Everton will open their season at home against Fulham in the Premier League. The match will take place at Goodison Park.
“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,” Chermiti added.
“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.”
After full-back Ashley Young from Aston Villa and winger Arnaut Danjuma on loan from Villarreal, Chermiti is the third player to join the Toffees.
Everton defeated Bournemouth 1-0 on the penultimate day of the previous campaign. This was just to avoid relegation, although they were clearly lacking a striker.
Manager Sean Dyche stated after Everton maintained their Premier League status that things would need to change. Acknowledging they had missed out on some additions during the summer transfer window
Youssef is a gifted young striker who can give our team a new dimension, Dyche said.
“He is still a teenager who is learning his game, which we will be mindful of, but we think he has the raw talent and ingredients to be a very good player and that’s why we are pleased to have signed him for Everton.”
Chermiti’s interest had also been shown by Wolves and Bournemouth.
Transfer News: Everton sign Youssef Chermiti in £15m deal