Everton New Signings: Confirmed ins and outs for summer 2023

Having secured Premier League survival by the skin of their teeth last season thanks to a dramatic 1-0 win over Bournemouth on the final day of the campaign, Everton will need to be aggressive and ambitious in the summer transfer window to avoid a repeat performance in 2023/24.

The Toffees lost 18 of their 38 top-tier fixtures last term. However, five of Everton’s eight wins did come under the instruction of Sean Dyche, who replaced Frank Lampard in the Goodison Park hotseat in January.

The ex-Burnley boss needs to be backed in the transfer market if the Blues are to make any progress next season.

However, with boardroom unrest continuing to hamper their plans and Financial Fair Play breaches case to answer, Everton’s budget could be slashed, and Dyche might have to wheel and deal his way to a better squad.

Below, we’ll keep you abreast of any personnel changes in the blue half of Merseyside, so stay tuned for more of Everton’s confirmed summer transfers.

Everton new signings: Summer 2023 arrivals


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Youssef Ramalho Chermiti is Everton’s most interesting transfer in the summer of 2023. The former Sporting Lisbon starlet joined Toffees on a jaw-dropping €12.50m fee after tiresome club-to-club negotiations.

At the age of 19, Youssef Ramalho Chermiti has yet to make a name for himself. He spent five years defending Sporting Lisbon’s jersey in the youth teams after signing his first professional contract with the club back in 2021.

Since then, Chermiti made 16 appearances for Sporting Lisbon’s reserves before his talent got appreciated by Verde e Brancos’ manager. Chermiti had a decent 2022/23 campaign in the Primeira Liga with Sporting Lisbon. In 16 official games with the club, he scored three goals, assisted twice, and got booked on three occasions.

Everton’s manager is in dire need of a creative player on the wing, one that can cause mayhem in the opposition’s penalty box with his sharp pace and intelligence on the pitch. That’s exactly what Chermiti brings to the table and that’s why Sean Dyche was given the €12.50m for the Portuguese’s transfer this summer.

Arnault Danjuma

Born in Nigeria in 1997, Arnault Danjuma defends the Netherlands’ colors. He’s playing as a forward, a position that Sean Dyche is eager to boost as Dominic Calvert-Lewin is too susceptible to injuries. Arnauld Danjuma can fill in that void.

The 26-year-old striker joins Toffees on a season-long loan from La Liga’s Villarreal. The Yellow Submarine agreed to loan him out in exchange for €3m for his services. Arnault Danjuma will most likely serve as backup to Dominic Calvert-Lewin but should the Dutch player get comfortable with his surroundings in the Premier League, we might just see Lewin get benched.

Arnault Danjuma had a mediocre 2022/23 season. He spent a couple of games with Premier League’s Spurs, where he made nine official appearances scoring once. Danjuma also had 10 games for Villarreal in La Liga, during which he scored two goals.

Ashley Young

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Some people questioned coach Sean Dyche’s decision to present Ashley Young with a contract but you can’t deny that Ashley does bring consistency and experience to the table. The former Manchester United legend is now 38 years old but he is sharper than ever.

Ashley Young joins Toffees on a free transfer. The Toffees will not spend a single dime on the prolific left-back and will enjoy his services throughout the 2023/24 season. Ashley already made his official debut with the blue jersey in the unfortunate Aston Villa game at Villa Park on the 20th of August. Young played the entire 90 minutes, which only shows the level of confidence coach Dyche has in him.

Jack Harrison – Leeds (Loan)

Joining on an initial loan, Jack Harrison will bring some much-needed firepower to Everton. At least he will do once he's not injured, as Everton took a risk in signing the wide man while he recovers from a hip injury. Harrison, who was one of the few bright sparks for Leeds last season, had a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave on loan if the club was relegated.

Despite interest from Aston Villa, a deal which they pulled out of due to worries over his fitness. Everton did get their man, and Dyche will be keen to get the winger into the mix as soon as possible.

Beto – Udinese

Everton's summer search for a striker finally came to an end when the club confirmed the signing of Beto. The Portuguese man joins from Udinese, and Everton will be hoping he can hit the ground running. Signing for £30m, it's Everton's most significant deal of the summer window. Scoring 10 times last season, he'll need to work fast, as he joins an Everton side who are yet to score in their opening three games of the season.

Standing at 6ft 4 in, Beto is going to be an imposing sight in the Premier League. His new side face Doncaster Rover in the Carabao Cup first, though he might be saved for their big game against Sheffield United at the weekend.

Everton’s transfer departures

Moise Kean – Juventus

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Moise Kean joined Everton as a hot prospect from Juventus in 2019 for a fee believed to be in the region of £25m, though the enigmatic Italian forward never really found his feet in England’s Premier League and was subsequently loaned back to Juve in 2021. Kean’s performances in Turin were suitably impressive enough for Juventus to trigger a clause to re-sign him permanently in March. Everton are believed to have recouped all of the money they paid for the 23-year-old.

Niels Nkounkou – Saint-Etienne

Left-back Niels Nkounkou was nabbed from Marseille on a free transfer back in July 2020, however, the young Frenchman never really made a splash in Everton’s first team and after three loan moves on the bounce with Standard Liege, Cardiff City and Saint-Etienne, the defender joined the latter for around £2.5m this summer.

Yerry Mina – Released

Colombia international Yerry Mina had little luck at Everton after moving there from Barcelona in 2018. The giant centre-half has plenty of pedigree, though he just couldn’t stay fit often enough, and he featured in just seven Premier League matches for the Toffees in 2022/23. At 28, Mina is still young enough to resurrect his career elsewhere.

Asmir Begovic – Released

The 36-year-old stopper Asmir Begovic is on the market again following the expiration of his contract with Everton. The veteran keeper has buckets of Premier League experience and both Nottingham Forest and Luton Town have been credited with an interest in his services.

Tom Davies – Released

Liverpool-born local lad Tom Davies came up through the youth ranks at Everton before establishing himself as a prominent first-team option, though the 24-year-old failed to agree terms on a new deal with the club and has left his boyhood team on a free transfer this summer. Davies already has several offers to consider, with sides in Italy and France among those looking to offer him a fresh start.

Andros Townsend – Released

Explosive winger Andros Townsend spent the entire 2022/23 season on the sidelines with a cruciate ligament injury before being released by the Toffees this summer. The 31-year-old was a Premier League regular for Crystal Palace before his move north to the Toffees in 2021.

Ellis Simms – Coventry City

Up-and-coming Ellis Simms will seek minutes elsewhere, as Everton’s manager deemed him unworthy to wear Toffees’ jersey. Ellis Simms had 11 official appearances for Everton during the 2022/23 season, during which he scored once. That’s not really the sort of performance that can impress an experienced manager such as Sean Dyche, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that Ellis and Everton are parting ways.