Everton journalist Phil Kirkbride has been sharing some details surrounding Toffees striker Moise Kean and his current situation at Goodison Park.
This comes after Kirkbride made an appearance on a recent edition of the Liverpool Echo’s Everton-themed podcast Royal Blue, where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the Merseyside club.
On the subject of Kean, who has been linked with a move away from the club this summer, Kirkbride had this to say on the matter.
He said: “Moise Kean’s situation is such as tricky one because there is not a big line of clubs looking to sign him at the moment.
“Whether or not that changes in the next 10, 11 days or so – Everton will hope that’s the case because, of course, they were banking on the proceeds of his sale to PSG and reinvesting it in the squad, so that’s an issue.
“We don’t know how Moise will react or would react if nothing happens and he stays at the football club, but obviously, the way Rafa’s speaking already, and has spoken, suggests that he’s fearful that Moise may not react particularly positively if he doesn’t get a move and has to play second fiddle to Dominic [Calvert-Lewin] or whatever this season.”
TIF Thoughts on Phil Kirkbride’s comments on Kean and his situation at Everton…
In our view, given how Kean has only made 37 appearances for the Toffees since he arrived at the club back in the 2019 summer transfer window from Italian club Juventus for a fee of £24.75 million, where he has since only managed to score four goals and provide two assists in the process, this doesn’t suggest to us that Kean is likely to be a regular player for the team this season.
What do you think Everton should do with Kean this summer?
Keep him in the squad
Loan him out again
Therefore, if it is to be the case that Benitez isn’t likely to play Kean regularly, perhaps his best move this summer would be to move to another club, either on a loan or a permanent deal where he can play regularly and develop his career as he did during his recent loan spell with Paris Saint-Germain, where he managed to score 17 goals in 41 appearances.
Moving forward, with the current summer transfer window set to close at the end of the month, the best thing for all parties, in our view, would be if Everton can find a club Kean can join where he can progress his career further and then decide if it would be best for him to go on another loan deal or a permanent one.