Aston Villa could use Douglas Luiz to sign Moise Kean from Juventus, Italian journalist Marcello Chirico has claimed.
Last summer, Juventus signed Kean on loan from Everton with an obligation to buy him for £24million.
Kean did make 44 appearances in 2021/22 but starting opportunities proved to be limited. Max Allegri selected him from the off in just 12 Serie A matches, and one Champions League fixture.
The Athletic’s Gregg Evans reported in May that Steven Gerrard may look to add ‘another forward option’ to his squad during the summer transfer window.
Chirico tweeted on Monday afternoon that ‘Aston Villa is interested’ in signing Kean this summer.
They have apparently ‘offered’ midfielder Luiz to the Bianconeri as part of the deal.
Transfermarkt value Luiz at £31.5million, £7.5million more than Juventus have agreed to pay for Kean. And given that the Italian is clearly a little way down the pecking order at the Allianz Stadium, it seems unlikely that they would demand cash in addition to Luiz.
That, then, raises the prospect of a straight swap, an ‘unusual‘ occurrence in football.
Which Villa signing has excited you the most?
Is Kean the kind of no. 9 Villa should look for?
Well, his return of six goals last season is underwhelming, but remember, he rarely started games.
And the previous season, at Paris Saint-Germain, Kean commendably bagged 17 goals, with manager Thomas Tuchel dubbing him ‘fearless‘ and former PSG player Eric Rabesandratana also praising his Edinson Cavani-esque work-rate.
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