According to journalist Gianluca DiMarzio, the Blues have made contact with Juventus regarding the 19-year-old Italian international.
Kean has scored 11 goals in 36 Serie A appearances for Juve and Verona over the past three seasons.
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1 Posted 13/06/2019 at 07:44:14
Has this journalist been known to have contacts at Juve or any accuracy in these matters?
2 Posted 13/06/2019 at 08:28:19
3 Posted 13/06/2019 at 08:36:32
4 Posted 13/06/2019 at 08:36:32
Personally, I'm not Keen.
5 Posted 13/06/2019 at 09:06:10
6 Posted 13/06/2019 at 09:19:59
7 Posted 13/06/2019 at 09:42:02
8 Posted 13/06/2019 at 09:46:47
9 Posted 13/06/2019 at 10:38:00
10 Posted 13/06/2019 at 10:38:37
This lad and Richarlison swapping flanks with DCL in the middle. Sexy stuff.
11 Posted 13/06/2019 at 10:53:04
He will also cost a fortune, out of our league.
I'd love him to join, just don't think it's got much chance.
12 Posted 13/06/2019 at 11:46:58
13 Posted 13/06/2019 at 11:51:47
14 Posted 13/06/2019 at 11:54:06
15 Posted 13/06/2019 at 12:28:23
Realistically, we should look to the Italian market for a striker. Typically, Otalian strikers have done well in England. Some very well. Their game is based around having very few chances due to the defensive nature of Italian football
A double swoop for Berardi and Andrea Belotti should be a priority for us
16 Posted 13/06/2019 at 15:33:31
17 Posted 13/06/2019 at 15:44:13
18 Posted 13/06/2019 at 15:50:35
The best rumours so far.
19 Posted 13/06/2019 at 15:53:45
20 Posted 13/06/2019 at 16:11:13
I'm not that interested in loan players who come with no option fee. Last summer I could forgive it as Brands/Silva did not have a great deal of time to get to know the squad and work out their needs. This summer I would hope that the only loans we get will have purchase options and I cannot see Juve agreeing to that in this case.
However if Juventus get Icardi in and don't sell Dybala they may decide to balance the books by selling a youngster whose pathway to first team is blocked. If we put in a bid of £30m+ then perhaps they'd be tempted. Not that i'm totally convinced he is worth it.
21 Posted 13/06/2019 at 16:39:54
I don't see Juve loaning him anywhere given he is the "young prodigy" right now. But if they did, there are other CL teams out there that need a striker. For example, Dortmund, Athletic Madrid to name two. If he wanted to come to England, Man U would probably cough up more cash plus they have Europe if not CL. I just don't see how it would benefit Juve to loan him to Everton right now.
22 Posted 13/06/2019 at 16:46:17
Italy has serious racism problems, especially with their current ultra-right mussolini loving government encouraging racism.
Maybe he's up for a move to get games and away from all that. He'd be a steal. Behind Mbappe, one of the most exciting young forwards in Europe.
23 Posted 13/06/2019 at 16:52:34
Dortmund have Alcacer, Reus and just signed Hazard.
Athletico have Costa, Morata and Kalinic.
We'd surely be able to offer him first team football. He won't be starting for Juve for a couple of years given Ronaldo/Dybala and possibly Icardi being there.
24 Posted 13/06/2019 at 17:06:40
Serious note dont rule it out, if we as fans can see whats being built then surely players/agents have an even bigger understanding of this and get insider knowledge.
Watch this space
25 Posted 13/06/2019 at 17:08:34
Alcacer cant play 90 mins he only comes of the bench. Hazard isnt a striker and Reys is injury prone. Athletic havent signed Morata yet and even if they do Marca report they are looking for another striker.
26 Posted 13/06/2019 at 17:57:38
Obviously this lad even on loan would be a major, if unlikely coup, but you never know until it either does, or doesn't happen.
The other lad we have been linked with Adolfo Gaich is certainly acquitting himself well in the U-20's, I believe he has scored 3 times already.
27 Posted 13/06/2019 at 20:25:48
If he doesnt sign then he will be sold, especially because of the rule that lets young players join teams in a different country for a pittance?
28 Posted 13/06/2019 at 20:38:36
You can almost bet he's got a greedy agent somewhere 'advising him on the best deals'. I wonder if there would be any Work Permit issues with him?
29 Posted 13/06/2019 at 20:47:09
30 Posted 13/06/2019 at 21:21:58
If you can score goals there you will score them anywhere. Players with high assist and goal tallys in that league are usually pretty special. If we find a genuine proven striker from that league we will be on to a good thing.
31 Posted 13/06/2019 at 23:45:36
32 Posted 14/06/2019 at 00:19:05
Hes Italian. So no need for a work permit. Brexit hasnt happened yet thankfully!
33 Posted 14/06/2019 at 06:11:28
I mean, there is no hope of this happening, I know it, you know it but imagine !
I would deffo do a happy dance.
34 Posted 14/06/2019 at 08:31:51
At least hopefully
35 Posted 14/06/2019 at 09:14:20
36 Posted 14/06/2019 at 09:28:35
Why aren't we getting a proven experienced goal scorer that we so badly need, to push us nearer the top six? I can only imagine we are skint again.
37 Posted 14/06/2019 at 09:54:11
Think Williams, Schneiderlin, Walcott, Bolasie, Rooney from England, and Klaassen from abroad.
Why not invest in potential?
38 Posted 14/06/2019 at 10:02:42
Good experienced players is what we need in the age range of 23 to 28 years old. Just like we bought or loaned last summer in fact. Potential is what we already have in DCL and Lookman.
39 Posted 14/06/2019 at 10:58:52
40 Posted 14/06/2019 at 14:58:46
Fran @22 painted the picture quite clearly concerning the racial politics of (mostly) Southern Italy.
Even Lazio Roma has some hard core fascists among their fans.
There was one match in particular when Kean was really getting abused. To make matters worse, the club captain (the name escapes me at the mo) said a lot of it was Kean's fault for taking the bait and having a go back.
Imagine this for a young kid, not getting the support he should be getting.
Maybe Juventus recognises the situation, and think he can mature somewhere else in a more sheltered environment.
If so, it's a win-win situation.
We get a very good prospect on loan, and who knows what Marcel Brands can get into the small print concerning buying the player.
41 Posted 14/06/2019 at 15:16:28
Congratulations on your first post and a very good one it is.
It is always good to read knowledgable feedback.
42 Posted 14/06/2019 at 15:47:49
Were in the market of trying to buy players before they become proven, at that stage they want to go to the sky 6 clubs. I reckon we couldnt even name a striker who the majority on here would agree that he would get 15 goals and come to us for a reasonable price.
43 Posted 14/06/2019 at 17:28:11
Based on what I've read on here (for the most part) and my own quick squint on Youtube I will keep my fingers crossed on this one and hope it's not just more news for the sake of it.
44 Posted 14/06/2019 at 17:32:13
45 Posted 14/06/2019 at 17:49:07
46 Posted 14/06/2019 at 18:05:36
47 Posted 14/06/2019 at 18:24:59
48 Posted 14/06/2019 at 19:11:40
49 Posted 15/06/2019 at 16:30:04
50 Posted 16/06/2019 at 18:22:35
Some Rums are clearly better than others. What we want and what we can have are two different things clearly, if this player who I know nothing about but is clearly impressing a lot of Toffewebbers on here is available on loan then we have to take a chance.
To say he is getting in the way of Calvert-Lewin's progress is ridiculous; Everton isn't a training school! If he is a better player, he plays.
If Calvert-Lewin responds to the competition and ups his game, he plays.
51 Posted 17/06/2019 at 16:15:52
If we are not a training school then why do we pay £1.5M to £6M for a young players from Sheff Utd or Newcastle or QPR, in case they make it on their own initiative?
52 Posted 17/06/2019 at 18:02:10
I am referring to the first team as not a training school; Everton can't afford to let a player "learn his trade" in top flight games if they have a better alternative and obviously they would not.
Everton wouldn't be taking him for some noble reason as a way of protecting him from racist abuse or giving him experience to the benefit of Juventus; if that was the case Juventus would be paying us.
If this player comes to us, it will be because Silva/Brands believe he is better than what we currently have – and if that means Calvert-Lewin stands aside, so be it.
53 Posted 18/06/2019 at 06:33:03
If we are to sign this 19-year-old Italian international on a permanent basis it will only be because he won't sign a new contract and it appears he has only 1 year left on his present contract and we pay a club record fee, and more power to Mr Brands if it is the case, but somehow with his current record (#22) I think we would probably be outbid.
I do agree though that, if we sign a better player permanently or on loan, then somebody has to make way in the first team. If it is Calvert-Lewin, then do we sell him or try to improve him in case it doesn't work out? Or the loan ends as, I suppose, is the case with Zouma and Holgate.
54 Posted 18/06/2019 at 18:47:51
What move next? If any....
55 Posted 18/06/2019 at 18:55:41
56 Posted 19/06/2019 at 12:16:34
Playing with Ronaldo & Dybala in the CL, to playing with Tosun & Schneiderlin in the PL doesn't seem like much of a step-up or a great career move in my view.
I guess it all depends on what happens with the striker merry-go-round in the coming weeks.
57 Posted 19/06/2019 at 12:22:27
Playing with Ronaldo & Dybala in the CL, to playing with Tosun & Schneiderlin in the PL"
James, your key assumption is the word playing. Juve are signing some players and so Kean drops down the pecking order, therefore he is not playing. That's why they will loan him out.
Whether we should be loaning a player we have zero chance of keeping beyond the loan period is the question really.
58 Posted 19/06/2019 at 12:31:56
That said (with apologies to James Marshall) as I have done all along and as a few in this thread justifiably make the point, Gomes has to do more on a more consistent basis for Everton.
If he can perform as he did at Benfica and Valencia, he is a useful addition to the squad. If he plays as he did at Barcelona AND in many a game for Everton, then he may continue to disappoint and frustrate in equal measure.
He has the physique. He has the skill set. He has yet to prove he can be the 'main man' in our midfield who orchestrates everything. Maybe Silva and stability may bring that out in him. But on past record, I don't expect him to contribute much to our goals for column. He's never scored more than 4 goals in a single season and in 29 internationals is yet to score for Portugal.
A good addition at the price quoted if confirmed, but definitely more needed from the player and the team definitely needs more incoming players that carry more goal threat.
59 Posted 19/06/2019 at 12:32:13
60 Posted 19/06/2019 at 14:08:41
See my last short paragraph. What I'm really saying is why would the player WANT to leave Juve for Everton? Whether he does is another matter (see final short paragraph).
Basically I agree with you!
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