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The former Italy U21 coach, Luigi Di Biagio, spoke to Corriere dello Sport and talked about Everton’s Moise Kean. He showered the youngster with praise and recommended Roma to go out there and sign him.
Kean’s big transfer from the Serie A to the Premier League hasn’t really gone according to plan.
Even though he was quite a revelation for Juventus last season – bagging a total of eight goals in 21 games for the senior team – his stay with the Toffees has been rather gloomy.
In a total of 11 games, Kean has managed to tally just 407 minutes under his belt and assist one goal in the process. It’s safe to say that he didn’t’ really expect things to turn out the way they did when he first joined the club.
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But Di Biagio still believes there’s a lot of quality in the 19-year-old and he thinks Roma should actually get him back to Italy as they could definitely use such a big talent in their squad.
Here’s what he said:
“I would take him even in January if there was the possibility. He plays little with the team but when he takes the ball he is always dangerous. He is a pure centre-forward but can also play outside. If you have a team that plays vertically he is devastating, he can score 20 goals per season.”
Roma have been decent in front of goal this season.
The team from the Italian capital have scored a total of 20 goals in 12 games in the ongoing Serie A campaign but looking at their goalscorers for the season, only Edin Dzeko and Aleksandar Kolarov stand out – the former with five and the latter with four goals.
So adding another player who is prolific in the final third and is still young enough to develop even further would be a brilliant piece of business for the club.
Not to mention that he could provide the necessary backup for Dzeko and give him some rest when needed.
The only substitute they have for him is Nikola Kalinic, but the 31-year-old Croat only has three games under his belt this season in Serie A and has been injured or on the bench for the most part.
With Kean’s lack of game time, as we have already discussed, back in England, this could very well be a golden opportunity for Roma.
They shouldn’t miss it.