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Former England international Rodney Marsh has had his say on Everton’s capture of Moise Kean from Juventus.
The 19-year-old forward signed for the Toffees in an initial £29m move from Juventus, and could end up costing the Merseysiders a total sum of £37m.
Along with the teenager, Marcel Brands has signed Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph, Jonas Lossl and Jean-Philippe Gbamin as the Toffees look to improve on last season’s 8th-place finish.
The 74-year-old told talkSPORT: “I’ve got to tell you, Everton have signed one of the best young players around! I’ve seen him play for Italy, I’ve seen him play for Juventus, I saw his debut when he came on as a sub against Udinese and everytime I’ve seen him, he’s looked sensational.
“He’s lightning-quick, he’s a big boy, controls the ball, got lovely skills, can score goals. He can probably do a lot better than Everton. In three years time, he’s gonna be worth £100m. I think it’s a tremendous signing by Everton.”
The deal to bring Kean to Goodison Park is quite simply one of the best pieces of business done this summer – it may even be arguably the best transfer of the window.
In this current climate, where other young stars such as Joao Felix – also 19 – are going for £113m, quite how Everton got a fully fledged international and a prolific goalscorer – Kean hit six goals in just five Serie A starts last term – for the price they did is difficult to believe.
Why weren’t other clubs in for him?
Why did Juventus cash in on their best young asset without a buyback clause?
What on earth were the Italian champions thinking?
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Placing the Turin-based club’s foolishness aside, the Toffees have acted superbly in getting this deal over the line.
Marsh is spot on with his comments about the forward, and with the way this inflated market is going, Kean could easily fetch over £100m in a few years.
There are almost no negatives about this deal from an Everton viewpoint.