According to writer Pedro Sepulveda, Ruben Vinagre has signed his Everton contract and is now a Toffees player for the 2022–23 season.
A loan arrangement was reportedly near when news of Everton’s interest in the youngster initially surfaced on Tuesday (July 26), and Fabrizio Romano later verified that the player was at Finch Farm for a medical.
Before Sepulveda revealed a loan-to-buy agreement had been struck and the player had been handed the number 29 shirt, Record first reported a physical had been finished and that an announcement was about to be made.
Ruben Vinagre is already an Everton player, he wrote on his personal Twitter page. The [defender] has already agreed to a deal with Liverpool, which will soon become official.
More EVERTON latest News: Everton finally on verge of major transfer number two, £650k+ wages in place
More Everton latest News: Lampard can unearth his own Son as Everton eye bid for extraordinary £59k young starlet
“Sporting loaned the player with the right to purchase him at the conclusion of the campaign. The number 29 jersey will be worn by Rben Vinagre.
Why can’t every Everton transfer story be as clear-cut and straightforward?
Vinagre nodded in agreement, and Everton quickly recognised the youngster as a potential replacement for Vitalii Mykolenko at left-back to assist cover.
Given the period between now and the start of the season, the player will need less adjustment time as a result of his Premier League expertise, which is an important piece of information in this contract.
Concerns regarding the club’s financial predicament and whether they’ll be able to pay their players linger because no money has yet been spent on the agreement other than salary.
Fans may rejoice, though, knowing that there is work evidently being done behind the scenes right now and that anything might happen at any time.
Let’s hope there is more to come between now and the start of the Premier League season, which is in less than two weeks.