Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti and Director of Football Marcel Brands are set to weaken the unbeaten Toffees on Deadline Day by offloading Moise Kean to Paris Saint-Germain with no intentions of signing a replacement.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Everton head into Deadline Day with a sense of content with their current attacking line-up despite agreeing to send 5-cap Italy striker Kean to last season’s Champions League finalists PSG on a one-season deal.
Kean completed his temporary move to the Ligue 1 giants on Sunday having struggled to establish his importance at Goodison Park either this term or last, with the 20-year-old starting just six Premier League fixtures since his £27.5million transfer from Juventus in 2019.
Ancelotti is said to have discussed potential offensive moves with the Everton hierarchy earlier in the window, having considered a pursuit of his former SSC Napoli striker Fernando Llorente, but the Italian is happy with what he’s seen from his current options to cool his stance.
Everton consider Richarlison’s talents as a central figurehead enough to cover for any potential injury to star striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, while Cenk Tosun and Theo Walcott will be considered should neither land transfers before the window slams shut at 11pm.
Under 23s sensation Ellis Simms may also expect to be given chances in the first-team given that he trains regularly with the senior squad.
Despite the Liverpool Echo’s belief that Ancelotti is content with utilising Richarlison, Walcott, Tosun and potentially Simms as cover for any time Calvert-Lewin is forced to spend off the pitch, Kean’s exit will weaken the Toffees’ squad and Brands, therefore, should have ensured a direct replacement was lined up – regardless if Walcott and Tosun also leave.
Walcott has shown throughout his time at Goodison Park that he is no longer the player who scored 19 goals across all competitions in the 2016/17 season, having only struck home 11 times in 85 games since his move to Merseyside in 2018, a transfer worth in excess of £20m.
The same goes for Tosun, who boasts just 10 goals from 51 appearances since joining Everton in a £27m deal from Besiktas in the same window that Walcott departed north London. While Simms, albeit just 19-years-old, is yet to make his senior debut having only been included as a substitute twice thus far.
Richarlison is capable of playing centrally if needed, as evident by his seven goals and two assists from 21 games last season, but Ancelotti would then miss out on the Brazilian’s driving runs that cause full-backs so many issues if the 23-year-old departs the flanks to cover for Calvert-Lewin.