Everton striker Moise Kean wants Juventus transfer after return of Massimiliano Allegri
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Everton striker Moise Kean is interested in returning to Juventus after Massimiliano Allegri was re-appointed.
Allegri has returned to Turin after two years away to replace Andrea Pirlo, who was fired after failing to retain the Serie A title. The 53-year-old was previously in charge when Kean first burst onto the scene at the Allianz Stadium.
The forward could now be reunited with his former head coach, as Kean looks to put the disappointment of missing out on Italy’s Euro 2020 squad to one side. A return to Juventus would see the striker return home and reunite with his mentor Corrado Grabbi, as well.
Everton are yet to reach an agreement with Paris Saint-Germain that would see Kean secure a permanent move to France. PSG want to keep the 21-year-old after he scored 17 goals in 41 appearances across all competitions while on loan.
The Ligue 1 outfit’s pursuit is not dependent on the future of head coach Mauricio Pochettino (The Athletic). Instead, Sporting Director Leonardo is driving PSG’s interest having tracked the forward for some time.
But Leonardo could face competition from Juventus, who value Kean’s ability to offer Allegri several additional benefits. The £53,000-per-week striker is eager to return to the club where he began his career, too.
Firstly, Kean would count as a club trained player for Juve and is importantly still young. He would also add depth across the frontline by being able to play in any forward position and suit the skillset of the Old Lady’s current attacking options.
Everton are open to selling Kean two years on from paying Juventus £25m rising to £27.5m with add-ons (BBC). They are, however, asking for €40m (£34m) and are under no obligation to sell (TuttoMercatoWEB).
TBR’s view: Kean is bound to leave Everton
While PSG do not have an option to buy Kean and Juventus were denied a buy-back clause (Guardian), the striker seems bound to leave Everton in the summer transfer window.
The Toffees should make a profit by selling Kean but will be disappointed by how his career unfolded. He rarely shone at Goodison Park during his sole full season at the club, scoring just twice in 33 games.
Kean was able to bring life back into his career in France to now allow Everton to make a profit rather than loss. Although his success across the channel shows what he could have done and what they may now pass up on.
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