Everton could welcome Youssef Chermiti straight into the first team.

That’s according to Alan Myers, who has reported that the 19-year-old could be about to join the Toffees in a £15 million deal.

Chermiti made his senior debut for Sporting Lisbon in January and has already gone onto make 16 appearances in the Primeira Liga, claiming three goals and two assists in the process.

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The forward also earned his first cap for Portugal’s U-19 side last year and has since netted three goals in only four appearances.

While Chermiti only played senior football for the final three months of Sporting’s season, Myers expects the teenager to go straight into Everton’s first team rather than being one for the future.

The Toffees are set to face Sporting in their final pre-season friendly this weekend, though it is unlikely Chermiti will feature. However, it is unclear whether the attacker will even be a Sporting player by then.

Wolves reportedly sent scouts to watch the youngster during the pre-season clash with Genk, while Bournemouth had also expressed interest.

Will Youssef Chermiti go straight into Everton’s line-up?

Youssef Chermiti looks like a brilliant signing for Everton after he bagged five goal contributions in only nine starts in Portugal last season.

The 6 ft 4 forward will be eager to challenge for a place in Sean Dyche’s starting line-up, however it seems unlikely that he will be thrown in straight away against Fulham.

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Depending on Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s fitness, the England international could take up the no.9 role or could be replaced by Arnaut Danjuma.

Chermiti will likely have to fight for his place under Sean Dyche, however his height and stature could definitely provide a different option for the Toffees.

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