Everton closing in on Sporting striker Chermiti

New Everton striker Youssef Chermiti.
New Everton striker Youssef Chermiti. Photo by Shutterstock.

The Toffees are close to securing Sporting’s Portugal U19 striker Youssef Chermiti. Manager Dyche hopes to bolster his lacklustre forward department with much needed firepower. 

Everton were the second lowest scorers last season. Injury-plagued striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is wanted by Italian giants Roma, and is yet to feature in pre-season. 

Dyche recently missed out on Almeria forward El Bilal-Toure, but may be able to celebrate the addition of Chermiti sooner rather than later. 

The 19 year-old Portuguese got 3 league goals in 16 outings to his name, and comes with a price tag of £12.8m.