Could Everton rely on £25 million man in the event of Richarlison or Calvert-Lewin sale?

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Everton find themselves in deep waters. The on-pitch turmoil could potentially mean that the club’s Premier League status is usurped at the end of the season. Frank Lampard has a herculean task on his hands. In a worst-case scenario, where Everton spiral into the Championship, the damage inflicted could be far worse than imagined.

On paper, Everton have a solid striker unit in Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin. However, with each passing day, concerns are growing over their futures especially if Everton fail to secure Premier League football for next season. Everton have Salomon Rondon as the backup striker but the Venezuelan has made a minimal impact since arriving from China.

In the event of relegation, big sharks will be circling around Everton to pounce on Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin. There is little incentive that the Toffees can offer to them in order to retain their services.

Everton might have to go into the market and search for a new striker or perhaps rely on one of their loanee Moise Kean. Kean was loaned to Juventus for two seasons after which the move could be made permanent on certain conditions for €31 million. In addition, Bianconeri agreed to pay €7 million in loan fees for two seasons.

A return to Everton is touted for Moise Kean

Kean moved back to Turin after a fantastic season in Paris on loan, scoring 17 goals in 2020-21 season. His time at Juventus has not gone as per plan. Kean is struggling under Max Allegri and his game time has reduced as Dusan Vlahovic and Alvaro Morata continue to be preferred over the Italian youngster.

A return to Everton is not completely off the cards, but is a return going to be beneficial for the club? Juventus want to avoid the permanent signing of Kean as they eye Giacomo Raspadori.

In the event of relegation and potential departures of Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin, can Kean be trusted to lead the line? Perhaps, it is important to reflect on Kean’s time in England. Arriving as a mere 19 year old with bucket loads of potential, Kean was touted as one for the future.

He failed to settle to the pace of the Premier League. In 39 appearances for the Toffees, the 22 year old has netted just four goals which is a very poor return.

There’s no strong reason for the Toffees to consider recalling Kean. Perhaps, the Royal Blues should look for another striker rather than lending a helping hand to Juve and recalling Kean.

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Should Moise Kean be given another chance?