Medical now: Everton agree new signing after talks over two deals collapse

Everton have agreed personal terms with Sporting CP striker Youssef Chermiti, sources have told Football Insider.

The 19-year-old is expected to undergo a medical at Goodison Park in the next 48 hours.

The clubs have already agreed a fee for Chermiti, who will become the third signing of the window for Everton after Ashley Young and Arnaut Danjuma.

Everton have been in the market for a new forward all summer but talks have collapsed over multiple deals – including for El Bilal Toure and Viktor Gyokeres.

Chermiti has made just 22 appearances for Sporting – all of which came in the 2022-23 campaign.

He managed 10 starts in those outings, notching three goals and two assists for the Portuguese giants as they finished fourth in the top flight.

The Portugal Under-19 international’s contract at Sporting was set to run until June 2027.

Chermiti was only promoted to the club’s first team in January after impressing at youth level – notching three goals in 26 outings for the Under-23 and Under-19 sides.

The forward will remedy a problem position for Sean Dyche’s side – who were the second-lowest scorers in the division with 34 goals in the 2022-23 campaign.

The Toffees kick off the new season against Fulham on 12 August.

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