Date: 16th July 2021 at 6:50pm
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Moise Kean’s Everton future appears to be a delicate situation and Gavin Buckland explained what might happen with the striker under Rafa Benitez on the latest episode of the Royal Blue podcast.

It’s been an unfortunate and turbulent time for Kean on Merseyside, with the striker arriving the same season that Dominic Calvert-Lewin started firing in the goals with 13 during the 2019/20 campaign, while the Italian’s 18-minute cameo against Manchester United will have done nothing to help his confidence.

Should Everton keep Kean this summer?

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The 21-year old spent last season on loan at Saint-Germain, where he finished the season with 13 goals in 22 starts and while under former boss Carlo Ancelotti, Kean appeared to have no future at Everton, with the manager telling the French side they’ll have to bid for the striker, with Benitez at the helm, things could change.

The striker has been seen in Everton pre-season training recently and Buckland explained what the situation may look like for the rest of the summer.

“I think he doesn’t strike me as fitting into a Benitez lineup, to be fair, but you can see Calvert-Lewin fitting in, you can see probably Richarlison fitting in – but Moise Kean, I’m not sure.

“I think if there’s an opportunity to sell him – though we bought him for £30 million, we’ll make a decent profit on him because most of the transfer fee’s been accounted for already, so we can make a profit on him if we sell him and bring cash into the club.

“I think that might tip the scales, but of course, you’ve got to find somebody that wants to pay.

“It’s another one like [] Rodriguez, the mood music doesn’t indicate to me that he’s going to be here next season.”

TIF Thoughts on Kean’s future…

With a contract until 2024, Everton well and truly hold all the cards as they have no rush to sell Kean with his young age and potential in mind, despite a lack of goals for the Toffees.

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It has been reported that Paris Saint-Germain would be keen to bring the striker back to the French capital but their offer appears to only be a loan deal at the moment, with the Ligue 1 giants seemingly looking to hold back on spending this summer with three of their five signings thus far being free-agent deals.

Looking at Benitez’s last job in the Premier League and how he operated, the Spaniard preferred to use a big target man in Salomon Rondon which would then allow a smaller number 10 in Ayoze Perez to link up play, so it could be up to Kean to prove he is capable of playing just off Everton’s main striker, Calvert-Lewin if Benitez looks to go down a tried-and-tested route.