Monday 16 September 2019

Toffees sign Kean from Juventus in €32m deal

Moise Kean. Photo: Massimo Pinca/Reuters
Moise Kean. Photo: Massimo Pinca/Reuters

Chris Bascombe

Everton have confirmed the £30 million (€32.7m) signing of Italy forward Moise Kean from Juventus.

The teenager has signed a five-year deal at Goodison Park to become Marco Silva's fifth recruit of the summer.

"A striker was one of our priority signings this summer," said Silva. "Moise is strong, fast, with many good qualities as a striker and he is just 19 years old. He has talent and he is ready to work, ready to improve our squad and gives us different solutions.

"He was at a big club, now he's come to another big club and is ready to fight for this challenge and to give everything to Everton."

Juventus wanted Kean to sign a new contract in Turin, but the player - who has won three caps for Italy - opted to become part of the Goodison rebuilding project.

"I am very proud and honoured to wear the Everton shirt. I will give my best to this team," Kean said. "I was convinced to sign because Everton is a club looking to the future and so am I."

Kean joins midfielders Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin and goalkeeper Jonas Lossl in the arrivals lounge.

"I am used to winning and I want to bring this winning attitude to the team," he added. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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