Chelsea have agreed a move to loan Kurt Zouma to Everton.
The defender spent the past season at Stoke, where he looked decent in a dreadful team.
He now will have the chance to show what he can do in a top team again, playing in a heavily reinforced Everton side under Marco Silva this season.
The rumours first surfaced a few hours before yesterday’s transfer cutoff, but things went suddenly quiet after that.
Breaking | Everton have reached an agreement to sign Kurt Zouma from Chelsea, according to L'Équipe. More follows.
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 9, 2018
The deal really looked it had missed the deadline, but the Toffees put in a “deal sheet” that allowed them a few extra hours to complete the move.
A deal sheet for a the loan of Kurt Zouma has also gone in #EFC
— Phil Kirkbride (@philkecho) August 9, 2018
But once news of the extension being granted was given, it was just a matter of time before the deal was completed.
— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) August 9, 2018
The news was confirmed officially at last this afternoon by the BBC, almost 24 hours after the deadline.
The Toffees have spent a lot of money in the last 24 hours, and Kurt is potentially joining a very upwardly mobile team that could really help him develop.