Everton: Journalist drops concerning Kean claim

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Everton journalist Dave Prentice has revealed on the Royal Blue podcast that he is concerned with Moise Kean.

Kean spent last season on loan at PSG, and despite claims the Parisian side wanting to bring him back for another season-long loan spell, it is thought the Toffees are determined to only sell the striker permanently or keep him at the club.

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The striker arrived from Juventus for £25.1 million but has since only managed to net four times in 37 appearances for the Toffees, but he did impress in Ligue 1 last term, netting 13 times in 26 appearances.

Prentice gave his verdict on Everton striker Kean following his performance in pre-season against Millonarios in Florida.

He said: “The one that was a little bit of a concern for me maybe – and again, I’m being super harsh, it was only 45 minutes of a pre-season friendly – but Moise Kean again, just frustrates me when we see him.

“That was a great chance from a wonderful ball in from Lucas Digne and a top striker buries that. A lot of the things he was doing during the game didn’t seem to have the usual level of purpose that you’d expect from a top-class international striker.”

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The Italian striker admitted that he wished to reach the levels of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi during his time at Juventus, however, since his move to the Premier League, he has fallen out of favour with his national side, having appeared for just 45 minutes since November 2020.

Kean may be in a bit of limbo and his short-term future will surely depend on what happens over the next few weeks of the transfer window, as well as Everton’s start to the season under new boss, Rafael Benitez.

Benitez may feel like he can get something out of Kean and use him as competition for Dominic Calvert-Lewin to ensure the striker remains on top of his game in the upcoming campaign and builds on a great season last time out, where he managed to score 16 goals.

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