Gylfi Sigurdsson says Everton’s capture of electric teenage striker Moise Kean points towards the Club plotting an “exciting future”.
Italy international Kean completed his transfer from Juventus on Sunday, following the quartet of Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph, Jean-Phillipe Gbamin and Jonas Lossl into Goodison Park this summer.
Midfielder Sigurdsson, who became Everton’s Club-record buy when joining from Swansea City two years ago, insists the influx of fresh blood will have a healthy impact on dressing room morale.
Equally, the Icelander senses competition for starting spots intensifying ahead of Everton opening their Premier League season at Crystal Palace on Saturday.
“Moise Kean looks like a very good footballer with a lot of different qualities,” Sigurdsson told evertontv.
“He is still very young but he has shown his potential with Juventus and has an extremely bright future.
“It is good for the morale of the team when you see top players being brought in.
“It is good for competition and it is nice to bring in new players who are determined to make an impact.”
Kean scored eight goals in 21 appearances for Juventus – including six in as many games during a crunch period last season, as the Turin club closed in on their eighth successive domestic title.
Aged 19 years and 23 days, he became Italy’s second youngest scorer – and youngest for more than 60 years – when marking his full international debut by netting in a European Championship qualifier against Finland back in March.
Ivorian midfielder Gbamin joined from Mainz after playing for his country at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Former Valencia player Gomes, meanwhile, signed a five-year deal following his fine campaign on loan from Barcelona last term, the Portugal international recruited in the wake of goalkeeper Jonas Lossl arriving after the end of his Huddersfield Town contract.
England midfielder Fabian Delph joined from Manchester City after four years at the Etihad Stadium where he won six major trophies, including the Premier League title twice.
A thigh injury forced Delph off the field four minutes into Everton’s final pre-season friendly against Werder Bremen on Saturday.
Marco Silva nevertheless sounded an optimistic note when asked about the 29-year-old’s condition after his side had drawn 0-0 in Germany.
The manager also disclosed his desire to further strengthen his squad during what he expects to be a “busy few days” before the summer transfer window closes on Thursday.
“It shows the club wants to move in the right direction, it wants to continue improving during the season and between seasons,” added Sigurdsson, who tied with Richarlison on 14 goals as Everton's top scorer last season.
“If we can bring in a couple more, then fantastic, that would add to the quality we have.
“It was sad to see Fab go off so early in the game on Saturday – but is it good we are bringing in new players to strengthen the squad for the season.
“The owner is investing a lot, which is fantastic, with the new stadium plans and players coming in.
“I think it will be exciting times ahead and we will bring in players to add to the quality we have.”
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