Moise Kean was signed by Everton for £27.5 million from Juventus
Moise Kean is a controversial player for Everton fans; when the Italian joined the Toffees in August 2019, he had fans shocked, the 20-year old had scored six goals in only 13 Serie A appearances and had fans excited for his future. Due to an unfortunate situation, Kean wanted to leave Turin and arrived in Merseyside’s blue half.
Kean flattered to deceive for Everton, grabbing an assist against Wolves in match week four of the 19/20 season. It wasn’t too long until the problems started. Kean was benched for three games and wasn’t included in the squad when Everton took on Southampton.
The Italian was then given a chance against Leicester and in the Merseyside Derby, where fans noticed the early signs that Kean didn’t seem motivated. He would then be punished for it when Marco Silva was sacked and replaced by Everton fan-favourite Duncan Ferguson.
He was on the bench for Ferguson’s infamous win against Chelsea, where Everton fans saw a sneak peek of what Dominic Calvert-Lewin would soon become, but it was the Manchester United game that started the controversy. Kean was subbed on, and after showing no fight or passion, was substituted only 18 minutes later for Oumar Niasse. The substitution was questionable, with Duncan Ferguson himself saying:
It wasn’t because of his performance, I just wanted to kill a bit of time. I’ve been there as a player myself, I’ve been subbed [on] and subbed off myself. He’ll be fine. He’ll come again, he’s only 19. (via Independent)
With the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti, fans hoped that playing under the Italian legend might motivate the young forward to play at his best, but Ancelotti preferred a frontline of Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison which limited Kean mainly to substitute appearances.