Fabrizio Romano: PSG face competition from Euro giants to sign Everton striker Moise Kean

Moise Kean (Photo by TOLGA BOZOGLU / POOL / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA BOZOGLU/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Moise Kean (Photo by TOLGA BOZOGLU / POOL / AFP) (Photo by TOLGA BOZOGLU/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Juventus still have Everton striker Moise Kean on their radar who is on loan at PSG.

Moise Kean left Juventus with an aim to transform from one of the most promising strikers in Europe to a successful, potent, threatening attacker and chose Everton as the catalyzer. The Toffees signed him for £27 million with a long term plan and if need be cash in on him and pocket a good amount of profit due to the high resale value.

One year later, Kean has done little to forge a solid image of being a ruthless poacher. In 37 appearances at Everton, the Italian has only managed to net 4 goals, not a glowing endorsement for a striker who came with the price tag of £27 million. The lack of game time at Goodison made Kean unhappy, pushing his agent to arrange an exit.

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In the summer transfer window, Juventus were ready to offer an escape route leading back to Turin as they searched for a deputy No.9 with Mino Raiola working closely with the Old Lady in the background. Eventually, the talks of a return to Juve collapsed and PSG made the most of the situation offering Kean a doorway to Ligue 1, away from the struggles of English football.

Kean took the ticket and flew to Paris. The instant results are promising is an understatement. The 20 year old has gelled straight away at Parc des Princes and given us a glimpse of talent, scoring 5 goals in 7 games. Kean’s outstanding form has prompted PSG sporting director to look into the prospect of signing the Italian permanently next summer.

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The loan deal doesn’t involve any option-to-buy clause which puts Everton in a favourable position. With the ball in Toffees’ court, PSG may be forced to fork out a good chunk of money for Kean.

However, the reason why the Merseysiders didn’t put an option to buy because they still want Kean back at Goodison. It shouldn’t be a surprise considering the backing Kean has got from Ancelotti.

The 20 year old surely remains in the manager’s plans. However, this is not going to demotivate PSG from pursuing a deal for the former Juventus attacker. Leonardo is to sit down with the Everton hierarchy in a bid to convince them for a transfer. However, according to Journalist Fabrizio Romano (via Calciomercato), PSG will face competition from European giants Juventus for Kean.

The report mentions that Kean is still on Juve’s radar and their paths could cross once again next summer. Everton intends to keep him while PSG aims to sign the Italian permanently by striking a deal with the Merseysiders.

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Next summer is set to unfold major drama in the soap opera of Moise Kean.