Moise Kean scored his first goal of the season for Everton yesterday, dispatching a penalty won by the sensational Anthony Gordon to secure a 3-0 win over Salford City in the EFL Cup.
On match commentary, Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville were both hoping for Gordon to get up and smash home a well-deserved goal for his intrepid and terrifying wide performance that will give Salford defender Oscar Threlkeld a sleepless night or two.
Instead, Kean smashed home a well-taken penalty to score a goal his performance barely deserved.
Based on the evidence of this performance, Everton might want to reconsider their current transfer stance regarding the Italian.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Everton are ready to give Kean another chance to shine and enhance his role in the first-team this season.
That is despite interest from former club Juventus, with CalcioMercatoWeb reporting a willingness from the Bianconeri to bring Kean back for £14 million.
Everton’s stance is understandable. Kean is still young and was highly rated when first arriving at Goodison Park.
However, his performance against Salford was extremely alarming. He was up against League Two defenders and his touch and presence of mind continuously let him down.
For one of the first times ever, he simply looked lacking of the talent necessary to become an Everton first-team player.
Perhaps, Everton should now think about letting him go, in order to balance the books after a summer of impressive spending.