This article is part of Football FanCast’s Transfer Focus series, which provides opinion and analysis on recent transfer news…
According to Football Insider, Everton director of football Marcel Brands is confident that summer addition Moise Kean could be worth £60m this time next year, and if he is right then he will have pulled off a blinder for the Merseyside outfit.
Well, the Toffees signed the 19-year-old from Juventus during the previous transfer window in a deal that was worth an initial £25.1m, which could rise to £27.5m, according to BBC Sport.
So far the exciting teenager – who scored eight goals in 21 outings for the Serie A giants – has made two substitute appearances in the Premier League clashes with Crystal Palace and Watford, and he came close to opening his account for the club in the latter.
And according to Football Insider, Brands believes he is capable of scoring 15 goals this term, and if he does he will be valued at more than double what they paid for him.
On the face of it, there doesn’t appear to be any reason why Kean isn’t capable of meeting the Dutchman’s expectations during the current campaign, even if he has set himself a personal target of a minimum of seven goals.
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The 19-year-old has all of the attributes to be a future star, and he showed his pace and trickery in particular in his cameo against the Hornets at the weekend.
Given his impressive goal record for Juventus previously, you would have to feel that he is capable of hitting that 15-goal mark for the Toffees if he is starting regularly and gets the right service from the likes of Bernard, Alex Iwobi, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne and Richarlison.
Given his age and the crazy climate of transfer fees for stars we are currently seeing, there is no doubt that someone like Kean shouldn’t be rated around £60m if he takes to the Premier League like a duck to water.
An interesting few weeks and months ahead, then.