Last summer, PSG were left in crisis with a gaping hole to cover by the departure of Edinson Cavani and Eric Choupo-Moting. The Ligue 1 side managed to sign Everton forward Moise Kean on a dry loan. Signing Kean on loan was based on the potential he had and not the stats he posted in the Royal Blue shirt. 4 goals in 37 games at Everton is not a glowing endorsement of a striker’s abilities.
Brought as a replacement to Cavani and Choupo-Moting, Kean was expected to play as an understudy to Mauro Icardi. However, the Argentine suffered a medial collateral ligament knee injury ruling him out for roughly a month and a half. This pushed Kean into the starting lineup and the 20 year old took the Ligue 1 by storm. In a team that houses Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, Kean garnered praises from the football community for his brilliant turnaround in his performances.
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He showcased immense confidence and was clinical, posting breathtaking numbers. 14 goals in 26 games in the PSG jersey validate his upsurge in form and individual progress. Icardi’s misfortune proved to be Kean’s gain and he grabbed the chance with both hands.
Impressed by Kean’s adventures in Paris, Sporting director Leonardo desires to keep the Italian permanently. Mauricio Pochettino also approves of the player. However, Everton will call the shots as the current deal is only a loan without an option to buy meaning PSG will have to negotiate a transfer at the end of the season.
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Kean’s solid redemption gives Everton a chance to demand a handsome amount of cash. According to Le10 Sport, Leonardo is tempted to take Kean permanently at the end of the season. There are some twists that could unravel come the end of the season. Carlo Ancelotti still counts on Kean for next season. The Italian has always maintained the stance of remaining patient with Kean as he remains part of a long term project.
Should Kean decide to leave Goodison, Everton will demand at least €45 to €50 million in exchange of his services which is a substantial amount for even a wealthy club like PSG. The financial consequences of the pandemic are now more and more evident on the club’s financial books. Despite a few hurdles, Leonardo wants to keep Kean in Paris and should the Italian maintain his red hot form, an attempt from PSG to sign Kean in the summer could be on the cards.
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