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Moise Kean Pens Five-Year Contract With Everton

Juventus’ Italian striker Moise Kean shoots at goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match against Ajax Amsterdam at the Juventus stadium in Turin. Isabella BONOTTO / AFP

 

Everton have signed teenage Italy striker Moise Kean from Juventus on a five-year deal.

The Italian champions said the fee was an initial 27.5 million euros ($31m, £25m) but could rise by a further 2.5 million euros if certain conditions were met.

The 19-year-old Italy forward is Everton’s fifth signing of the transfer window after midfielders Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph, Jean-Philippe Gbamin and goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.

Kean scored six goals in 13 appearances in helping Juventus claim last term’s Serie A title, having made his club debut as a 16-year-old.

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He was subjected to racist abuse during Juventus’s 2-0 win at Cagliari in April, holding his arms aloft after scoring.

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

Everton manager Marco Silva said: “A striker was one of our priority signings this summer.

“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.”

Everton, who finished eighth in the Premier League last season, open their new campaign away to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

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