According to The Daily Mail, Juventus are happy to sell Moise Kean for a sum of £31m as Everton remain interested, although the Serie A champions will want to insert a £40.5m buy-back clause in any potential deal.
Well, the Toffees reportedly had a bid worth €30m (£26.9m) rejected for the Italy international, although it looks as if Juventus have set their stance out on the matter pretty clearly.
Kean shot to prominence last season with six goals in just five Serie A starts, whilst he also impressed at this summer’s European Championships with two goals in two appearances.
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The Turin-based side are happy to sell Kean as they think a £31m deal makes financial sense for them – sporting director Fabio Paratici is also said to be concerned about the 19-year-old’s character.
Of course, in this day and age, £31m for one of Europe’s brightest young talents is practically nothing.
The Merseysiders would be getting an precocious talent who has already proven that he can find the back of the net when given the opportunity for game time, and it would also help solve the problem that is the lack of a quality striker.
Marco Silva has just Cenk Tosun and Dominic Calvert-Lewin to choose from in attack, who scored a combined nine league goals – that simply isn’t good enough.
Kean would assumingly come in and perform well in an environment that has coaxed a high standard of performance out of young players already, such as Richarlison, Jordan Pickford and Lucas Digne.
However, the buy-back clause of just £40.5m is also nothing in the modern market, and would hardly be ideal for Everton as Juventus could buy him back for a snip – no matter how well he does at Goodison Park.
It would restrict their ability to get the most out of their long-term investment. Who knows how much Kean could be worth next summer if he is able to command a fee of £31m after just one season in Juventus’ first-team?
His value could absolutely sky rocket, although Everton would always be hindered by the knowledge that one club can have him for a bargain fee.
It might just be worth it though, in exchange for a few years of quality striking service.