Football journalist Fabrizio Romano has been sharing some insight regarding Everton striker Moise Kean and his future with the Merseyside club.
This comes after Romano co-hosted a recent edition of the Here We Go Podcast where he spoke about a number of transfer-related talking points.
Romano suggested that not only the arrival of Rafael Benitez could have an effect on Kean’s future – but that he was poised to return to Paris Saint-Germain and the Spaniard may have other plans for him.
On the subject of Kean, who spent the majority 2020/21 season on loan in Paris, Romano had this to say about Mauricio Pochettino’s side potentially striking another deal to keep the Italian at the club.
He said: “Let’s see if they can find an agreement for Moise Kean, because they are negotiating for a loan with a potential buy option, so it could be a straight loan or maybe a loan with a buy option.
“They are talking with Everton but now it’s up to Rafa Benitez, and Rafa Benitez is a manager who loves to play and to improve young players. So with [Carlo] Ancelotti, I can tell you 100% that Moise Kean was already set to join PSG again, now with Rafa Benitez, it’s an open situation, let’s see how the negotiation will go between the two clubs.”
Overall, the 21-year-old, who is currently valued at £31.5 million, has made 37 appearances for the Toffees across all competitions, in which he has managed to score just four goals and provide two assists (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments on Kean and his future…
Having previously claimed that PSG had made a loan bid for the Italian’s services once again, Romano has implied that Benitez’s arrival has had a direct potential impact on the attacker’s short-term future, with a return to the French capital apparently all but sewn up.
Given his rather uninspiring goals and assists record for Everton so far, it’s understandable why former Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti didn’t see a future for Kean at Goodison Park, as Romano claimed.
What do you think Everton should do with Moise Kean?
Keep him in the squad for next season
Loan him out again
However, now that Benitez is in charge, it will be interesting to see what his plans for the striker are and whether or not he wants to keep Kean around.
With recent reports claiming that Everton are refusing to allow Kean to leave the club on loan again this summer and that they are not in talks with any club over a permanent deal for the striker, this suggests that he could well be in Benitez’s plans for next season.
In our view, if Kean were to be given assurances over his playing time at Everton for next season, then perhaps having another shot at having a decent season at Goodison Park could be beneficial for the player and the club.