Everton cannot let Moise Kean leave cheaply this summer after his superb loan spell with PSG, according to the former Toffees star Michael Ball.
The 21-year-old also won the Coupe de France and it remains to be seen if he will be given a chance by manager Carlo Ancelotti next season.
Should Everton sell Kean permanently?
Kean has struggled during his time at Goodison Park, scoring just four times in 37 outings in a blue shirt.
Fabrizio Romano reported in April that Everton would be willing to sell the Italian ace if they received a bid in excess of £40m from Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
PSG are said to be keen on a permanent deal and Ball thinks that the Toffees will be keen to get the deal done quickly, so they can reinvest in the squad in a bid to improve Ancelotti’s options.
Speaking exclusively to This Is Futbol, Ball said: “Don’t let him go on the cheap. He’s still a young guy, he’s very young, he’s very powerful.
“Whether the deal will have a sell-on fee percentage in the future, and it may be built up in installments, just to make the deal happen, that’s possibly more realistic than Everton asking for £40 or £50 million.
“They know PSG have got the money, a lot of clubs have the money, it’s a balancing act.
“But Everton will feel they have to get the money in now so they can start recruiting and getting the guys in before pre-season.”