Everton have now announced the signing of Youssef Chermiti on a four year deal and although it is for an undisclosed fee, it is estimated that the Toffees will pay around £15 million to Sporting. The Toffees have sealed their third transfer of the season and are planning to bring in more players to add more depth to the squad.
The Merseysiders first announced the free transfer of Ashley Young, who joined after his deal ran out at Aston Villa. EFC also managed to sign Arnaut Danjuma on a season long loan deal from Villarreal, paying £2.6 million in loan fees. With Chermiti’s arrival, EFC’s summer spending has reached £17.6 million.
The Toffees are reportedly in talks to sign Hugo Ekitike from PSG with Everton submitting a bid of £25.9 million. EFC are now waiting for the player’s green light before proceeding and speeding up the deal. It looks like Everton are looking to spend more to address key areas in the squad and need every bit of cash available.
Everton could receive surprise cash injection from Niels Nkounkou sell on clause
The Toffees sold Niels Nkounkou this summer for €2 million to Saint-Etienne. Nkounkou was loaned out to Cardiff City last summer but was called back in January. The Frenchman was then loaned to AS Saint-Etienne where he impressed during the second half of the season. ASSE activated the buy option for €2 million.
Until now the €2 million fee was considered low but the latest update confirms that EFC have been very smart about the Nkounkou sale. According to French publication Peuple Vert, Everton have inserted a healthy sell on clause of 30% in the deal.
After ASSE triggered the buy clause, Nkounkou has made it known that he wants to leave and doesn’t want to keep playing in Ligue 2. Saint-Etienne are ready to sell the Frenchman but have knocked back two offers as they do not meet their asking price. ASSE are hoping for offers that would see them pocket a substantial sum as 30% of the fee will be sent to EFC.
With the player not interested in staying at Geoffrey-Guichard Stadium, ASSE will look to sell him before the end of the window and Everton could receive a surprise cash injection to their coffers.
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