Moise Kean has rejected Arsenal in favour of a big-money switch to Everton, according to the Daily Mail.
The Italian teen sensation is set to join the Toffees in a deal worth £36 million.
Boss Unai Emery was keen for the Gunners to do a deal. Kean, however, wasn’t convinced when Arsenal couldn’t guarantee him first-team football.
Alexander Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are the two strikers in place at the Emirates. Kean would have competed with the duo, hampering his chances.
The need for strikers at Everton is far higher and Kean will hope he can have an immediate impact.
Kean will earn £53,000-a-week at Goodison Park, according to The Guardian.
Whilst the 19-year-old would have been decent enough for the Gunners, he looks to have chosen the right move in choosing Everton.
He should be a frequent starter at Goodison and that will be crucial for his development.
Arsenal fans have reacted in earnest to the news that Kean turned them down.
Some believe it to be correct, whilst others aren’t convinced that was ever the case.
The Gunners have ramped up their summer recruitment drive this week and a few players could arrive before the window slams shut.
Here is a selection of tweets from Arsenal fans following news that Kean turned them down:
Fair enough, we already have Nketiah so would rather any money spent on him to be spend on Tierney and a CB
— Usismama (@Usismamayo) July 31, 2019
I honestly respect it, kids gonna go far 🙌🏼
— IDontLikeSpurs (@IDontLikeSpurs) July 31, 2019
Glad that didn’t happen. Waste of funds. Especially when we’ve got Auba and laca
— Jordan Hobbs (@jordanhobbss) July 31, 2019
We don’t need another Striker. We need a centerback🥊
— DavidMamb (@RootweltDavid) July 31, 2019
Why would he have gone in for him? Don't believe this story one bit
— Ali D Gooner (@ali_gooner) July 31, 2019
That's fine. Enjoy Everton. Lol. We dodged a bullet.
We wouldn’t even guarantee him a second team football
— SUCRE PAPI🧂 (@Savage_T_Raw) July 31, 2019
Probably he was another Iwobi. A good prospect but not good enough for now. Develop Iwobi. Don't send him on loan. Keep him and develop him. I still trust him
— Victoria Concordia Crescit (@arsenalwhatever) July 31, 2019
That’s understandable, Kean needs to play regularly and being 3rd choice would never appeal
— Nick 'pickers' Brett (@Pickers06) July 31, 2019
We Dont need him
— 🔴⚪Gooner Jordan 🔴⚪⚽️🔥 (@jseargent99_) July 31, 2019