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Exclusive: Ex-Everton ace mourns exit of potential “legend”

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Former star Michael Ball is disappointed that Moise Kean has left the club once again, as he believes he could have become a club legend.

The Italy international has once again departed the Toffees on loan, having played for PSG last season, but he will not return, as Juventus have struck a deal that includes an obligation to buy him in the summer of 2023.

Per BBC Sport, Juve will pay £24m for the striker, while the deal also includes up to £2.5m in bonuses.

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Kean cut his teeth at Juventus, coming through the youth ranks, and making 21 senior appearances, scoring eight goals.

He has struggled immensely when he has been with Everton, scoring just four goals in 39 games, but Ball believes he could have gone down in Toffees folklore if he had stayed and knuckled down.

Speaking exclusively to This Is Futbol, Ball said: “I think had to come up with a bit of a tricky transfer fee, loan, with an option to buy at the end to get him out of the door.

“So it’s disappointing because I thought he could’ve been a bit of a legend at the football club. The fans would have took to him if he hit the heights that we all expected but unfortunately, sometimes your face does not fit and on his loan periods, I think he felt happier being away from the football club.”

Kean enjoyed a spectacular spell at PSG last season, scoring 17 goals in 41 games, and will hope to replicate that form in Italy.

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