Everton manager Frank Lampard must cash in on Moise Kean this summer amid interest from Juventus who want to sign him on a permanent deal. The player, who is currently on loan at the Serie A club has never really shone during his time on Merseyside and has been on loan several times.
Recently, journalist Fabrizio Romano gave an update on his future saying that Juventus “will buy” Kean on a permanent deal from the Premier League club next month. The player is rated at £25.2m and now would be a good chance for Everton to cash in and use the money to rebuild their struggling squad.
The Italy international moved to Goodison Park in 2019 for a base fee of £25.1m in what was an exciting transfer for the club at the time. He subsequently signed a five-year deal and has a year remaining. Juventus might try and grab a bargain, and if they do, the Toffees should try and recoup as much as they can for the 22-year-old.
He’s made 39 appearances in an Everton shirt and been directly involved in just six goals in that time. It’s safe to say that he hasn’t been the revelation that they hoped for, and now is the time for him to leave the club for good.
Speaking to Centro Suono Sport (via Sky Sports) just months after his move to England, Kean’s father described the transfer as a “mistake” and said that it was too soon for Kean as he was still too young.
It’s clear that he’s wanted to move back to Italy for some time and he may finally get his wish this summer.
Everton have struggled for goals this season and as a result, have been stuck in a battle to stay in the league. They might need to improve their options going forward next season, especially if some of their big names depart. However, giving £49k-per-week Kean another opportunity is not the answer and it’s best for both parties if he moves on.
Ultimately this seems a case of too much pressure being put on his shoulders at a young age. He seems more comfortable playing in his home country and that alone will allow him to develop better.