Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti has played down a possible transfer exit from Goodison Park for Moise Kean.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Merseyside club’s fourth Premier League game of the 2020/21 season against Graham Potter’s Brighton and Hove Albion this afternoon, the Italian coach said (via Phil Kirkbride’s official Twitter page):
“He has a future in Everton. The club made a big, big investment on him. This week he was not well so didn’t train. He will not be in the squad tomorrow for this reason.”
Ancelotti on Kean: "He has a future in Everton. The club made a big, big investment on him. This week he was not well so didn't train. He will not be in the squad tomorrow for this reason."
— Phil Kirkbride (@philkecho) October 2, 2020
Indeed, the Toffees spent a sizeable £24.75m to sign Kean from Juventus in the 2019/20 summer transfer window, but he has not been able to settle in well since his big-money move.
The Italy international has only managed to score four goals and provide a further two assists in 37 games in all competitions for the Blues so far, according to Transfermarkt.
With the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison as options up front for Ancelotti at the moment, Kean has fallen down the pecking order, and it has recently been reported that both PSG and his former club Juventus have made loan offers for the striker.
Does Kean have a future at Everton?
However, it seems as if Ancelotti would like to keep Kean at Goodison Park given that he said that he has a future with the club.
At just 20 years of age, the Italian striker should still have a bright future ahead of him and there is plenty of time in his career to develop and grow as a footballer.
Just how long he stays at Everton, though, is another question at this moment in time, but it seems as if Ancelotti certainly has plans for Kean in the future.
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