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Saturday 24 August 2019

Everton nab Juve's teen striker Kean

Moise Kean.
Moise Kean.

Everton have signed teenage Italy striker Moise Kean from Juventus.

The 19-year-old Italy forward has signed a five-year deal with the Toffees and is the club's fifth summer signing.

The highly-rated hitman scored six goals in 13 games to help Juventus claim last term's Serie A title, having made his club debut aged 16. The Italian club said the fee was an initial E27.5million.

"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.

"I am used to winning and I want to bring this winning attitude to the team. I hope I will be very good on the field and bring the fans joy."

Kean became Italy's youngest senior national team scorer since 1958 when netting against Finland on his full senior debut, aged just 19 years and 23 days.

Everton have already bought Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph, Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Jonas Lossl this summer.

Now they hope the livewire frontman will add a significant boost to their squad ahead of the Premier League campaign.

"A striker was one of our priority signings this summer," said Everton boss Marco Silva.

"Moise is strong, fast, with many good qualities as a striker and he is just 19.

''He has talent and he is ready to work, ready to improve our squad and gives us different solutions."

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