Report: Moise Kean set for Everton medical, £36m deal agreed

A general view of Goodison Park, home of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Liverpool FC at Goodison Park on March 3, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Everton are reportedly closing in on striker Moise Kean.

Moise Kean of Italy U21  during the  EURO U21 match between Italy  v Poland  at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara on June 19, 2019 in Bologna Italy

According to Sky Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio, Everton have agreed a deal worth a total of €40million (£36million) with Juventus for striker Kean.

Kean, 19, made headlines last season with six goals in 13 games for Juventus, and only five of those actually came as a starter.

The Italian international is out of contract next summer though, and with first-team football unlikely due to the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kean is moving on.

 

Everton have been pursuing a deal for weeks, and finally appear to have found a breakthrough, paying €30million (£27.50million) up front and another €10million (£9million) in add-ons.

That takes the total amount to around £36million, and Kean will also earn €3million a year in wages, which is around £53,000-a-week.

The report suggests that Juventus will have a first option on a future transfer, meaning Everton may well have managed to negotiate out of a definitive buy-back clause in the deal.

Moise Kean of Juventus celebrates after scoringhis second goal during the Serie A match between Juventus and Udinese at Allianz Stadium on March 08, 2019 in Turin, Italy.

If that's the case, this is an absolute masterstroke by director of football Marcel Brands, as he's landed one of Europe's most exciting strikers whilst ensuring that Everton have control over his future valuation.

Kean isn't just pace and power, as he's skilful and smart with his movement as well as deadly in front of goal for his age, and this is one of the major coups of recent times for Everton, somewhat akin to the Romelu Lukaku deal in 2014.

A general view of Goodison Park, home of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Liverpool FC at Goodison Park on March 3, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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