Everton Demand Huge Fee
Kean rejuvenated at PSG
Moise Kean signed for Everton from Juventus in 2019 for £27.5 million but failed to find any form in England. He was linked with a return to the Italian champions but opted for a loan spell at Paris Saint-Germain. He told RAI-Sport in October 2020 that leaving English football “did not particularly upset him”.
Whilst at Everton, Kean made 33 appearances across all competitions, but only registered two goals and two assists. He was quickly labelled as a flop, with Sky pundit Graeme Souness clumsily speculating that Juventus had sold the 20-year-old because his “off-the-field activities are not the best”. There was never any suggestion that this was the case.
When it became clear Kean would be leaving Goodison Park, a move back to Turin was mooted. Instead, he opted for a season-long loan at Ligue 1 champions PSG. Kean has notched 14 goals for Mauricio Pochettino’s side so far and seems to be fulfilling his potential. Crucially, however, there is no contracted option to buy the player at the end of the deal. This leaves Everton free to create a bidding war and drum up the Italian striker’s price tag.
This is why, according to Fabrizio Romano, via The Daily Mail, Everton are demanding £70 million for the striker. If they received that fee, it would be a fantastic piece of business from Carlo Ancelotti’s side. Regardless of Kean’s great form in Paris and their notoriously deep pockets, it looks very unlikely they would be willing to pay that fee.
If Kean makes it clear he wants to stay at PSG or head back to his original team of Juve, Everton will be forced to lower their asking price. It still seems likely though that The Toffees are set to make a profit on their investment in Kean.