Moise Kean is reportedly closing in on a move to Everton this summer in what is being considered an enormous coup for the Merseyside club – and Everton have secured an unbelievable deal over his wages.
The Telegraph claim Everton are set to splash £36.7million on Italy international Kean, who has been linked with a move to England before. A handful of Premier League clubs and even Leeds United have been mentioned.
The 19-year-old is considered to be one of the best teenagers in European football at the moment. Considering he has broken into the Juventus set up to score eight goals in 21 appearances, he is certainly showing potential.
Kean, who also scored four goals in 20 outings while on loan at Hellas Verona, has the promise to become one of Europe’s superstars and is now expected to be considered first choice at Goodison Park ahead of 2019-20.
But the best bit about the deal, aside from the fact that Everton are landing one of Europe’s best young guns for a relatively low transfer fee given his potential and age – is that he will hardly affect the wage bill.
These days, if a club signs a player for a fee close to £40million – as in Kean’s case – the chances are that the player’s wages will be north of £100,000 a week. Indeed, Spotrac claim Yerry Mina is earning £120,000 a week.
But Sky Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claimed on his website on Tuesday that Kean will only be earning €3million a season. In other words, that equates to just £53,000 a week.
With the Juventus teen likely to sign a long-term contract when he is announced, the wages are an absolute bargain and an example of just how much of a coup Everton are about to pull off with the signing of Kean.