Everton must avoid another Moise Kean blunder this summer as €20m deal possible

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Everton are in the running to sign Juventus winger Samuel Iling-Junior as the Toffees look for adding reinforcements to the winger department. The Toffees have been linked with Iling-Junior but are not alone in the chase.

Everton had been working hard on signing Wilfried Gnonto from Leeds United. There were reports that even suggested that EFC were the favourites to sign the Italian winger and there was willingness from the 19 year old to join the Toffees. However, reports soon surfaced suggesting that Gnonto’s advisers are having doubts over a move to Everton and Leeds United remain determined to not let their prized asset leave.

The Merseysiders started drawing potential list of alternatives with Brazilian winger Tete emerging as one of the names being considered. Everton currently have four wide options after Arnaut Danjuma’s arrival from Villarreal but the future of Demarai Gray remains uncertain. The Jamaican winger could depart amid interest from Crystal Palace, Fulham and other sides.

Everton must avoid signing Samuel Iling-Junior

In the event of Gray’s departure, EFC will look for wingers in the market and Juventus’ Iling-Junior is one of the names being floated. The Englishman seems a concrete target for the Toffees but he is also being followed by Aston Villa.

The 19 year old left the Chelsea in 2020 for €130k and it appears that Everton are looking to bring him back to England. According to Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness), Juventus directors Cristiano Giuntoli and Giovanni Manna are expected to fly to London to verify the offers on the table for Iling-Junior.

The Bianconeri are ready to sanction a sale in the region of €18 – €20 million. However, EFC must make sure that there is no repeat of a Moise Kean blunder. Everton signed Kean in 2019 for €28 million as a 19 year old striker came from Juventus but failed to settle in England. Although Iling-Junior has been in England, he has little to no experience playing at the highest level and EFC should not risk putting €20 million on someone with relatively low experience, especially when Everton have had a bad experience of similar sorts.

Everton do not have abundant money this summer and every penny needs to be spent wisely. Although Iling-Junior has impressed for Juve, the Toffees have better options on the table. Kean transfer was a disaster and EFC must avoid a repeat of that at any cost. For the amount that Juventus are asking, there is little to justify it.

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