According to Nicolò Schira, "super agent" Mino Raiola is brokering talks between Roma and Everton about a transfer that would see Kean return to Italy where he hopes he will be more visible and can bolster his hopes of being a prominent part of his country's Under-21s European Champiionships campaign next year.
Schira had reported last month that Roma were looking at the possibility of taking Kean on loan for a season but it could be that Raiola is going for a permanent deal.
Kean joined Everton in a £24m deal last summer amid much fanfare given his reputation as one of Europe's most promising young strikers but he found the going tough in the Premier League, particularly during a time of much upheaval at Goodison Park.
With his compatriot, Carlo Ancelotti, now at the helm, the hope is that the 20-year-old has the guidance and mentorship to see him thrive at Everton but he made headlines for the wrong reasons recently when he was fined two weeks' wages by the club for hosting a party in violation of the coronavirus lockdown orders.
Original Source: @NicoSchira
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1 Posted 10/05/2020 at 18:47:38
2 Posted 10/05/2020 at 20:34:33
3 Posted 10/05/2020 at 20:52:21
4 Posted 10/05/2020 at 20:53:34
He's not been given a huge amount of time and I fully expect him to play and score more next season. He's fast and direct though he needs to work on his hold up play and challenging in the air. If he does that he should be a good replacement or alternative to DCL or Richie. Presuming he trains hard, if not then Carlo will ship him out.
If we were to sell him this summer I'd expect us to get back close to what we paid for him. Or perhaps we would have if not for the corona, which will probably see all transfer prices drop 10-30% on what they were 3 months ago.
5 Posted 10/05/2020 at 21:17:59
6 Posted 10/05/2020 at 21:36:01
The lad has had "settling" problems but talk of shipping him after one season is ludicrous.
Give the lad some time to get acquainted with what is required for the Premiership, new country, culture and football for goodness sake ! !, I cant believe how impatient some posters are.
If anyone can sort him out then Carlo can, just give the lad time. and we may have something very special on our hands.
7 Posted 10/05/2020 at 21:54:58
8 Posted 10/05/2020 at 22:35:25
9 Posted 10/05/2020 at 23:17:17
We were so excited by his arrival we were expecting too much too soon. With this lad, at 19 when he arrived, it was always going to be likely it would take a season at least for him to be acclimatised and challenging to start.
When hes not playing every week then gets a chance hes just so eager to please it initially wasnt working out. Confidence didnt get a look in to take root. It was the same for months, those months were difficult for him.
I thought there were green shoots in January and February, in one or two games he was starting to look the part. He was starting to look a better player and I thought he would have definitely continued to improve towards the seasons end. This boy is not a Niasse, there is a footballer in there ready to blossom big time at 22-23 with more experience , strength and confidence.
Sounds like he wants to go back to Italy, maybe hes unhappy here for a few reasons. It will be sad to see him go as I wanted to see his potential being fulfilled at Everton. If he does go back on a permanent deal in three years time we will be watching on from afar, thinking what might have been.
With FFP we may have to sell to buy, but ideally, if he insists, tell him he can go back to Italy on loan for next season with guaranteed game time. It will be beneficial for him as I think we brought him over here too young. This young player still needs some time and some games. After the loan he returns in the 21/22 season, comes back to Everton stronger, more mature and ready to prove himself.
10 Posted 11/05/2020 at 04:57:50
Now, no doubt, they will be over the transfer saying 'he was too good for Everton' and 'they've ruined the lad'.
11 Posted 11/05/2020 at 05:51:49
12 Posted 11/05/2020 at 07:59:24
13 Posted 11/05/2020 at 09:41:51
Also worth noting that if they still try and finish this season then we will have a lot of games to play in a short time. Probably 4-4-2 with only 3 strikers. Kean will get more game time.
As a youngster he's probably not on substantial wages and he has already done a year of settling in. Any new striker will probably take time to settle too. Plus we will likely be bringing in at least 3 or 4 new players straight into the strongest XI and too much change is seldom ideal. I'd say it makes more sense to keep him but guess it will depend on things that we can't see such as how happy/unhappy he is and how well he works/trains.
14 Posted 11/05/2020 at 09:45:52
The gist of this thread pre-supposes that we will have a meaningful transfer window this summer, and a 2020-21 season. I have grave doubts over both and I suspect clubs will be similarly cautious about taking on players and the associated wage bills until the situation is very much clearer than it currently is. Clubs cannot and won't simply carry on regardless.
15 Posted 11/05/2020 at 13:46:18
16 Posted 11/05/2020 at 15:40:14
17 Posted 11/05/2020 at 17:30:25
Not a perfect analogy I know but you see what I'm getting at. He may well go but I don't think we can judge based on what we've seen. Personally I'd rather he stayed.
18 Posted 11/05/2020 at 18:04:54
Wasn't he MOTM against Newcastle when we blew a 2-0 lead? I'm pretty sure he was.
19 Posted 11/05/2020 at 18:26:41
20 Posted 12/05/2020 at 16:53:36
21 Posted 12/05/2020 at 17:01:46
22 Posted 12/05/2020 at 17:55:34
The fact that he was dropped for the next game mustn't have done his confidence any good. To me, that was a dropped bollock by Ancelotti. The lad was on a high, to drop him was wrong. IMO.
23 Posted 12/05/2020 at 19:21:37
24 Posted 12/05/2020 at 21:07:43
25 Posted 14/05/2020 at 00:46:55
A lot of players destroyed by fast money and cheap drinks.
26 Posted 18/05/2020 at 11:32:30
Positives: he's still only 20. Still considered a very good prospect. Lines up a shot quickly. Quick. Direct.
Negatives: shown very little so far. Whilst 20 appears to have the maturity of a 12-year-old. Zero aerial threat. No hold-up play. No obvious link-up play. Suspect workrate. Mediocre ball control. Head seems to drop if things aren't working out. Possibly wants to go home. Idol is Balotelli!
Yes, it must be tough to relocate to a foreign land at 19 when you don't know the language. True budding superstars seem to do okay though (Christiano Ronaldo, Richarlison etc). He's showing all the indications of someone whose deficiencies will hold him back from delivering.
I think so far the fans have given him a free ride. I mean, look at 20-year-old Vlasic. Lad just wanted to play. His only offence was his family back home answering journos' questions saying that he's frozen out, not being given a chance etc. A bad apple and shipped out. Now he's mugging off Madrid at the Bernabeu and in the Croatia national team. Good move!
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