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CONFIRMED: Everton sign Moise Kean from Juventus

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The Italy international striker becomes Everton’s fourth signing of the summer

Everton have confirmed the signing of striker Moise Kean for an undisclosed fee from Juventus on a five-year deal. Reports from Italian media yesterday indicated that the amount was €30 million (£27.5m) with a further €10m (£9.1m) in bonuses. The player will be earning a reasonable £52,000 per week.

There was talk earlier that Juventus were pushing for a buy-back clause, but reports indicate that the Italian side only have right of first refusal in case another bid comes in for the player.

The 19-year-old plundered 7 goals in just 17 games as Juve romped to yet another Serie A title last season, and has outgrown the Italy youth teams and has three senior caps where he’s already scored twice.

The Blues have been pursuing the youngster since mid-June, with Ajax Amsterdam and Borussia Dortmund also linked for the player. However, it appears Everton’s tenacity won the day.

Kean’s 1.0 goals per 90min leads all players in Serie A, including his more accomplished teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, as well as Fabio Quagliarella, Arkadiusz Milik, Krzysztof Piatek and Dries Mertens among others.

The youngster was in the headlines last season after facing racist abuse from the stands in Cagliari, and a number of footballers have spoken out after facing similar chants and harassment from the stands in Italy.

Interestingly, Kean is represented by super-agent Mino Raiola, who is a close associate of Farhad Moshiri’s and knows the Blues Board very well thanks to previous dealings with the club, including Romelu Lukaku.