Everton striker Moise Kean will not be heading to the European Championship this summer.
The 21-year-old, who spent the season on loan at Paris Saint-Germain, has failed to make Roberto Mancini’s updated 28-man Italy squad, which was trimmed from 34 on Sunday (Liverpool Echo).
Kean had looked set to be involved for Italy
Kean was in the starting line-up on Friday night as Italy faced San Marino in a friendly but he was withdrawn at half-time after failing to find the net against the side ranked 210th and last in the world.
According to PSGhub, Kean picked up an injury in the game, explaining his exclusion from Mancini’s reduced squad.
The 21-year-old scored 16 goals for PSG this season, more than Neymar in fewer minutes played, but he had not been a success at Everton, netting just four times in 37 appearances so far for his parent club.
Fabrizio Romano relayed the news of Kean’s Italy omission and also offered the latest on his future. PSG are apparently in negotiations with Everton over a permanent deal for the frontman.
Everton fans flock to Kean update
These Everton fans on Twitter took a dim view of Kean’s omission from the updated Italy squad, with some alluding to Graeme Souness’ criticism of the striker upon his arrival at Goodison Park two years ago.
“Who is surprised? PSG, take him off our hands, please”
“Cash in on this fraud ASAP”
“Huge bummer… I really thought he’d turned the corner and got his confidence back so this will hurt…”
“Hate it when Souness is right”
“Gutted this kid never worked out for us. He will be a top player in the future.”
“I don’t believe it, Souness was right about him all along.”
In other news, many Everton fans were buzzing about this potential incoming.
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