Aston Villa have recently been linked with a move for Juventus striker Moise Kean and the Italian forward could represent an excellent option for Steven Gerrard’s side next season.
According to Italian journalist Marcello Chirico, Villa are interested in the 22-year-old forward and could offer Douglas Luiz to the Serie A side as a makeweight in any potential deal.
The young forward returned to the Old Lady on a loan deal from Everton last season, in a deal which included an obligation to buy for £24m, but it seems as if his time back in Turin could be short-lived.
Although Kean’s time on Merseyside didn’t go to plan, with just four goals and two assists in 39 appearances for the Toffees, he was never really given many opportunities to adjust to the demands of the Premier League.
At 22, the striker could still be an excellent long-term option for Villa and his form for Juventus and PSG in the past suggests that he is not short of ability, as he hit 17 goals in 41 appearances for Les Parisiens in a loan spell there in 2020/21.
During his time in Ligue 1, he was heavily praised by Thomas Tuchel, with the German manager describing him as “fearless” which is undoubtedly a good attribute for any striker to have.
Kean also has four goals in just 12 appearances for the senior Italy team so clearly knows where the net is, and if given time to develop by Villa, he could be a superb long-term option.
If the 22-year-old can offer anything close to the attacking movement, pressing and finishing ability of Vardy, then he would surely prove to be a shrewd long-term acquisition for Gerrard.
If he were available for the £24m Juventus are set to pay for him, then he would surely be worth the risk for the Villans, given his obvious ability and potential.