Former Everton player Michael Ball thinks that the club could be in a position to make a decent profit on Moise Kean this summer.
The Toffees forked out more than £25m to sign him from Juventus in the summer of 2019, but he didn’t exactly live up to his price tag, only scoring four goals and providing two assists during his time on Merseyside before being sent out on loan to PSG. He has fared much better in Paris, with 16 goals and one assist, dragging his Transfermarkt value up in the process to £31.5m.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Ball claimed that whilst he wasn’t able to work out at Goodison Park, given his performances in France, the club could really benefit by cutting their ties with him this summer:
“Everton got a great deal when they brought him to the club, there was no sell-on fee, and I thought that was great business.
“You just hoped he would have hit the ground running, unfortunately it hasn’t worked out for him. Whether the Premier League doesn’t suit him right now, at this moment in time, but I think Everton, with the amount of money they spent, there’s going to be pressures from the financial situation to bolster the squad.
“If the money comes in for Moise Kean, hopefully Everton will make a profit on that and use it to the best of their ability.”
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TIF Thoughts on Michael Ball’s comments about Moise Kean…
It certainly is an interesting decision for Everton and Carlo Ancelotti to make this summer. Do they see his progress and assume that he has improved enough to try and put him back into the side, or do they sell him on and spend the profits elsewhere?
It could really depend on how much they are offered. If it’s far beyond what they paid for him, then they may have no choice but to accept. But if it’s only slightly more than what they initially forked out, they could be better off keeping him and trying to make it work again.
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