Everton signed Moise Kean in the summer of 2019 from Juventus for €27.5 million. He was regarded as a star for the future, a player who could become a vital part of the Everton setup in the upcoming years. Sadly, the story has unfolded in a completely opposite manner and Kean is viewed as a transfer flop.
In his first season at Goodison Park, the Italian youngster netted just two goals in 33 appearances as he found settling to life in England difficult and demanding. The Premier League threw its own challenges and Kean couldn’t cope with the intensity and the expectations. Next season, he went to PSG on a season long loan. He sparkled in Paris Blue, scoring 17 goals in 41 appearances, prompting the Ligue 1 side to open talks over a permanent move.
Everton’s high asking price deterred PSG and allowed Kean’s former employers to swoop in. One thing was clear by this point Kean did not want to take a second shot at Premier League football and wanted to move away from Merseyside. Juventus had been monitoring the situation and finally struck a two year loan deal with an obligation to buy for €30 million.
This was a win-win situation for the Toffees as they got rid of a player who didn’t want to stay in England and had questionable output in the little time he spent at Goodison Park. Juve took care of his wages and even paid €7 million as loan fees for two seasons after which they would buy him permanently for €30 million.
Everton loanee Moise Kean becomes an important part of Juventus squad
The Italian joined the Old Lady in the summer of 2021 but failed to make any substantial impact during the first season of the loan. Kean played 32 Serie A games but only netted five goals, falling behind in the pecking order to Dusan Vlahovic and Alavaro Morata.
Last summer, Juventus wanted to revise the details of the agreement with Everton and were even willing to terminate the loan deal as Kean was no longer considered an important part of Bianconeri’s plans. Juventus also explored the idea of signing him permanently and immediately selling him to another interested club.
This season, Kean has managed to turn things around in some capacity as Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has heaped praise on Kean and has described him as an important part of the squad. The 22 year old has netted six goals this season but is excelling steadily.
"Leaving Kean out is getting harder and harder for me. He has improved a lot technically and physically. I think he is a very important player for our squad. (via Liverpool ECHO)"
Kean’s two year loan deal comes to an end at the end of the season and the Toffees are now set to receive a huge windfall of €30 million in the summer. The incoming money is essential because of the fragile finances and will help Everton sign players in the summer.
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