Noel Whelan has claimed that he does not see a future for Moise Kean at Everton after he moved to Paris Saint-Germain on loan for the rest of the 2020/21 season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds United striker was very critical of the Italy international and believes that the Merseyside club should look to sell him after his loan spell with last season’s Champions League finalists comes to an end. He said:
“I never rated Moise Kean.
“I did not rate him when he came into Everton, even though there was a lot of hype about him. That is all it was, hype.
“The Premier League was too much for him. He never showcased his skills or what he had to offer because he did not produce when given the opportunity.
“We are looking at a ruthless Everton now. They are bigger and better. Kean does not fit the bill for Ancelotti.
“Hopefully it will click for him at PSG and they can get him off the wage bill permanently.
“They need a better striker than Kean because he does not offer anything. He doesn’t score goals, his movement is not the best and he cannot hold the ball up. Just look at Calvert-Lewin – that is a striker that ticks all the boxes.
“The lockdown did not do Kean any favours either. The party he had showed a lack of respect and quite frankly I would have got him out then if it was possible.”
Kean’s early promise at Juventus
Indeed, Kean enjoyed a relatively impressive 2018/19 campaign while playing for Juventus, scoring seven goals in 17 matches over all competitions while still only a teenager for the Old Lady, as per Transfermarkt.
This prompted Everton to pay a sizeable £24.75m to sign the now 20-year-old off the back of such early promise, but it just hasn’t quite worked out for Kean at Goodison Park as of yet.
Kean never settled in the Premier League
As Whelan claims, the Premier League was arguably just a step too far for Kean. The centre-forward only managed to find the back of the net twice and made just two assists in 31 games in the English top flight, as per Transfermarkt, before making his loan move to PSG.
Kean does not fit in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans
Indeed, by sending him out on loan rather than giving him the opportunity to prove himself, perhaps Kean does not fit into the plans of Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Does Kean have a future at Everton?
With the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison as options up front for the Toffees at the moment, Kean has fallen down the pecking order; and so, as Whelan suggests, perhaps a permanent move away from Goodison Park would suit all parties involved.
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