Everton has agreed to the transfer fee to sign Youssef Chermiti with Sporting. Everton were looking for a striker this summer to sign their side. They have missed out on deals for Boulaye Dia and El Bilal Toure to fulfill their forward position. Finally, the 18-year-old is all set to be in Everton’s squad.
The deal has been completed between the two clubs with an agreement in place for the Portuguese striker. The 19-year-old had been the target of both Wolves and Bournemouth but Everton made their way out to sign the young talent to fulfill their striker crisis.
Youssef Chermiti to move to Everton this summer:
A verbal deal has been agreed in recent hours between both clubs for the 19-year-old striker to join Everton. The young striker scored his first senior goal in February when he scored a match-winning goal against Rio Ave making the scoreline 1-0. As the season progressed, Chermiti continued to impress, finding the back of the net in matches against Porto and Pacos Ferreira. The Everton manager added Sean Dyche said, “We’ll see. There’s no exact moment until it’s over the line. There’s been situations we’ve been in where we thought we were going to get it over the line and we don’t, and that’s the way it goes. Some players left us naturally at the end of contracts, some were overloaded in certain positions. We’re reshuffling the squad the best we can and working hard in the market.”
Youssef Chermiti started off his career in 2020 when he featured in the Sporting CP B team playing 19 matches scoring one goal. After two seasons he was transferred to the senior team for the Primeira Liga where he made 41 appearances and scored four goals in one season. He made his debut for Sporting in a 2-2 draw against Benfica in Primeira Liga on 15th January 2023. He boasts a strong record for the Portuguese U18 and U19 sides, recording a combined record of nine goals in 16 games. It remains to be seen as to how well he actually is able to fit into his new team hereon. The teenager will be all set to face a new challenge of a league as competitive as the Premier League.