Everton striker Moise Kean wasn’t on former manager Marco Silva’s shortlist in the summer, according to Patrick Boyland.
Kean, 19, joined the Toffees from Juventus but has failed to make an impact, not scoring in any of his 14 appearances thus far this season.
The Italian has started just four times in all competitions and has played just 350 minutes of Premier League football under Silva and caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson (via WhoScored).
Moise Kean suffered the ultimate insult today. The young striker wasn’t initially on Silva’s summer wish list and is yet to make his mark at Goodison.
— Patrick Boyland (@Paddy_Boyland) December 15, 2019
Kean was brought on after 71 minutes of their 1-1 draw with Manchester United, six minutes before Mason Greenwood levelled the scores.
He was substituted after just 17 minutes, with no apparent sign of any injury, replaced by Oumar Niasse with just two minutes of normal time to play.
The news that Kean wasn’t on Silva’s shortlist comes as a surprise, given that the club spent nearly £30 million to bring him in from Turin.
Everton have struggled to replace Romelu Lukaku since his move to Manchester United in 2017, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin is improving and may well relegate Kean even further down the pecking order.
He scored twice in the win over Chelsea and played a key role in the Victor Lindelof own goal that secured them a point at Old Trafford. He has a long way to go if he plans on matching the 25 league goals Lukaku scored in his final season at Goodison Park. But with Kean quite clearly struggling, he has the chance to continue making an impact in Everton’s XI. Ultimately, as things stand, Kean’s move has not worked out for the player or club.
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