Say what you want about Romelu Lukaku, but since his move to Manchester United Everton have never truly filled the void left by the Belgian.
The Toffees have done their best to replace his goal scoring prowess by signing the likes of Cenk Tosun, Richarlison and Theo Walcott. But Marco Silva’s side still lack the level of proficiency that is required to score goals on a regular basis at this level, but that could all change during the summer transfer window.
According to Italian media outlet Calciomercato, the Merseyside club are interested in Juventus wonderkid Moise Kean, who enjoyed a breakout year with the Serie A champions last season, and they are ready to relaunch a bid worth €30 million to prise him away from the Old Lady.
With that in mind, here are two reasons why the exciting attacker can solve a major problem on Merseyside…
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Kean has already showcased a level of potential that has got the footballing world talking. At just 19-years-old he is a sensation with a frightening scope for improvement.
With further exposure to first-team opportunities and years of experience under his belt, it’s likely that Kean will blossom into a goal-machine in one of Europe’s top five leagues, whether it be with Juventus, Everton or another interested suitor.
Everton have previously reaped the rewards of signing a prodigious young striker, with Romelu Lukaku providing goals and entertainment before earning the Toffees a profit of a whopping £47m.
Not only will Kean’s natural and perpetual improvement provide Silva with a clinical weapon on the field, it could ultimately result in another financial windfall further down the line.
Averaging a goal every 89 minutes in Serie A last season, there is a very clear reason why Kean has been linked with a move to the Premier League.
At Everton, the striker could finally fill the void left by Lukaku.
Of course, the Toffees would represent a step down in prestige for Kean, but that doesn’t mean he will suffer from an absence of quality service. Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne and Bernard alone assisted 16 goals between them last season, and with a striker of the Italy international’s standard in the side, that number is likely to increase.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tosun and Richarlison have all tried and failed in their endeavour to fill the Lukaku-shaped hole in Everton’s attack and, until a clinical striker is brought into the club, that trend looks set to continue.
Kean has been tipped for greatness since his debut at age 16, becoming the first player born in the 21st century to play in any of Europe’s top five leagues.
On paper, Everton would be a sideways or even backward step in the Juventus man’s career, but it could be the launching pad that sends his name into a bracket alongside some of the world’s best.