Last summer, Juventus kickstarted life under the tutelage of Andrea Pirlo. His agenda was to rejuvenate the squad, bringing in young blood and pushing outcasts through the exit door. The Old Lady were keen to bolster their attack in the summer and were eyeing a striker after the departure of Gonzalo Higuain to MLS.
The Bianconeri eventually signed Alvaro Morata but former Juventus striker Moise Kean was certainly in their wishlist. The Italian traded Allianz Stadium in 2019 for Goodison Park but the start to life in Merseyside was underwhelming. Kean struggled to break into the first team and had to settle for a bits and pieces role in Carlo Ancelotti’s squad. Marco Silva, the manager who brought the youngster to Everton, also kept him as a backup.
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Young, brimming with potential but unpolished. Ancelotti pressed numerous times in public that people need to be patient with Kean before he can be considered as an option for first team. Everton had a long term project for him and that is why they signed a deal with until 2024. After a barren first season, the former Juventus man was itching to play. First team opportunities wouldn’t have come easily with Dominic Calvert-Lewin firing on all cylinders.
Kean’s agent, Mino Raiola, was trying to engineer a move back to Juventus in summer 2020. Juventus were keen to have Kean back in the roster on loan with a potential option to buy. The Toffees were reluctant to sell the 20 year old as they believed in him for the long term. Ultimately, Juve’s attempt failed and instead, PSG managed to snap the Italian forward on loan.
Moise Kean still wanted by Juventus
Kean rediscovered himself in Paris, scoring 12 goals in 23 games. PSG are convinced of Kean’s abilities and would sit down with Everton at the end of the season to negotiate a permanent transfer. Interestingly, Everton’s stance has also changed with the Merseyside club now open to a sale for a right price.
However, according to Calciomercato.it, Juventus could again try their luck in the summer to sign Moise Kean back from Everton but the Italian club will have obstacles in their path. Bianconeri have an almost impossible task of convincing Everton to sell Kean for less than €27.5 million (what the Toffees paid for him in 2019). On the contrary, his spike in form has only catapulted his value and gives Everton the upper hand.
Secondly, PSG too are in the race to sign him permanently which makes the task for the Juventus hierarchy even tougher. Kean’s stock is rising and the Toffees can pocket a good chunk of profit should they sell the 20 year old in the summer.