The 20-year-old's high-profile move from Juventus to Everton last year has thus far not gone to plan and, following rumours that he hasn't settled well in England, his agent Mino Raiola has been actively trying to secure him a transfer elsewhere.
It appeared as though a return to Italy was the most likely option for Kean, with Juve keen to bring him back to Turin on a permanent deal but their inability to pay the €25m asking price has been a sticking point.
A loan move had been mooted but PSG have stepped in with a loan offer of their own that will see them take Kean for a year but, contrary to initial reports, it seems there is no option in place for them to sign him permanently next summer if all goes well.
Everton signed Kean for £25m believing that they would have a player capable of not only eventually developing into a world-class forward but able to offer the Blues a source of goals in the short term as well.
He struggled to make an impact last season during what was a difficult period for the team as a whole and he scored just twice in 34 appearances but he made just eight starts in all competitions and he was often thrown on very late in matches.
Kean's switch to Ligue 1 doesn't satisfy Everton's own cash-flow needs but it will net them an as-yet unspecified loan fee and provide the player himself an opportunity to try and reignite his career in with a different club.
Marcel Brands is believed to be exploring options to bring another striker to Goodison Park before the transfer deadline, with Napoli forwards Fernando Llorente and Arkadiusz Milik both being linked.
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1 Posted 04/10/2020 at 14:34:45
When you consider the fact that other teams now have Europe to contend with, if we can keep our first choice players fit, we can stay up there!
2 Posted 04/10/2020 at 14:36:25
3 Posted 04/10/2020 at 14:40:32
4 Posted 04/10/2020 at 14:43:14
5 Posted 04/10/2020 at 14:44:08
6 Posted 04/10/2020 at 14:48:07
Hoping theres a surprise lined up, because this leaves us very short in a key area of the pitch.
7 Posted 04/10/2020 at 14:53:01
8 Posted 04/10/2020 at 14:53:07
Not sure how much game time he gets at PSG? They have lots of top forwards!
Hope he does play and scores a shed full so his value increases? So we can get all the money back! As failure at PSG and his value plummets!
We must have a striker lined up to replace him in the squad?!
9 Posted 04/10/2020 at 14:57:21
10 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:01:02
But to move Richarlison in, I think we will lose on the dynamism of his play coming in from the left. So unless we are getting someone else in, it'll be trying to rotate players like Bernard, Iwobi and Gordon on these flanks, while Richarlison plays up top.
11 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:02:49
I wonder will Tosun ever come back to do a job for us.
12 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:06:06
13 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:08:31
14 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:11:05
15 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:12:38
it can obviously be difficult for a young player moving to a new country and our record here isn't great - Klaasen, Sandro - but most clubs have flops. Perhaps, it is wiser to look for slightly older players from abroad. Allan and James have settled in very quickly.
I'd assume a more established striker is coming.
16 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:12:42
Meanwhile, we need a striker! If DCL gets injured we haven't got anyone to put in. Danny Welbeck might be available? Get Rondon back from China? Seriously though I really hope we get someone before deadline tomorrow!
17 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:16:39
18 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:18:31
19 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:23:03
20 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:23:27
Arrivederci Moise. Non lasciare che la porta ti colpisca nel culo mentre esci.
21 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:24:44
Hard to know when the ball is coming in when Mbappe and Neymar like to beat a man before a fancy pass comes in.
Chances of him getting in front of them two as the main man won't be that easy.
Ah well, I'm pretty sure Carlo will find a very good and ready made second no.9 striker or right striker to take us forward another step.
22 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:25:13
23 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:27:34
24 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:28:56
25 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:29:34
26 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:29:50
27 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:31:33
From the 'non-football' news though, it did seem like there were also some sizeable 'maturity' issues. If only we could move on our other 'punts' so easily!
28 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:34:46
It looks to me Lookman is heads above shoulder compared to Kean.
Kean is actually the poor version of Lookman.
We wasted £25mil on a player inferior to the one we already had in our arsenal for free.
29 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:37:32
30 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:38:13
I understand it must be really difficult for most 19 year olds (most people in fact) to move to an unfamiliar country. However, he has stunk the place out from day one with his football and, to me at least, what seems like a really negative attitude on the pitch.
The kid seems to have a stupid ego (completely unjustified) and one of the most sullen personalities I have ever seen on the pitch for Everton. He just needed to pull his socks up, snap out of it and put the hard work in. He didn't seem willing (or capable) of that though.
Wish him all the best for his future and maybe it was just that he didn't like the UK (who could blame him at the present time!) I just hope we can get the money back - I suspect not though.
Massive concern if we don't have another striker incoming.
31 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:38:39
32 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:39:25
33 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:42:29
34 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:46:14
I'll happily trust Carlo right now, whoever he gets. And I'll trust Brands to chisel a good deal.
35 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:47:42
36 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:48:02
37 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:54:52
By “us” do you mean the club or ToffeeWeb? Carlo said Saturday he wanted to keep Kean but Kean had “his own ideas.”
Personally, I think Raoila saw a payday, Juve needed money and sold him on a Premier League dream. He didn't hit the ground running as he and his agent expected so he's basically swapped being super sub at Juve for occasional sub at Everton. It's a long way from home, not as prestigious and the weather sucks.
So he has engineered a move away. Nothing Everton can do about except force him to stay against his will or throw him to the Wolves starting instead of better players neither of which makes much sense
38 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:55:41
39 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:56:13
One things for certain he needs to stop sulking or he will end up on the scrap heap before he knows what's hit him. He needs to realise how fortunate he is. Knobhead comes to mind though. We need another striker ASAP.
40 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:58:26
41 Posted 04/10/2020 at 15:59:15
42 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:01:15
43 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:02:10
Because Calvert-Lewin earned that patience by turning in good performances even if they didn't translate to a great initial goal return. Kean has not turned in much of any real note, and for a much celebrated £25 million player that is a huge concern.
I will be delighted when and if he leaves as I do not see any evidence that he will be able to be a success in the Premier League.
Robert (26) - What is it about Kean that you like?
44 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:03:05
If Mason Greenwood, for example, had been similarly hounded out of the UK and ended up at Sampdoria, how do you think he would have got on?
Like Calvert-Lewin, he needs time.
45 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:08:21
Without a doubt a new striker will be coming in if he goes to PSG.
46 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:11:18
If Carlo gives up on a fellow countryman, it must be serious, especially the way he seems to praise the likes of Calvert-Lewin, Davies and even the Billy Smart apprentice we have in goal.
I personally haven't seen anything in the lad that would make me want him to stay, and it looks like we have a very happy dressing room right now, and his departure should ensure it stays that way
47 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:12:18
48 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:12:58
It's gone terribly wrong, and can't see him succeeding here. But I wouldn't be surprised if he did well there. Equally, he could do nothing. We need him to do well. If he fails, we'll struggle to sell. A couple of Champions League goals and we could get a profit.
He'll mainly be back up I assume.
Wonder if we'll be in the market for anyone before Monday, or someone from the Championship after (Sarr, Benhrama, King).
49 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:12:59
I do take your point if his agent wants to move him on, and he himself is impatient or unhappy, but just feel we could shine if given a bit more of chance.
I just look at few cases like Klaassen (admittedly stupid to buy 3 No 10s), and Vlasic. and think, patience may payoff.
50 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:14:06
Irratic finishing, poor hold up play, not much movement. Has a lot to prove.
51 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:15:29
52 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:16:28
What's the point of a loan move if you just shift the location on the globe where your ass gets splinters?
53 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:18:20
I see Cavani is in talks with Utd - imagine if we could Gazump them, the lure of Latin American culture at the Club and Ancelotti as manager. Imagine Cavani and James together.
54 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:19:29
The one thing I like about him is his willingness to shoot early and take defences by surprise. Beyond that I am struggling.
55 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:24:42
The Calvert-Lewin comparison is a false one. Calvert-Lewin has been trusted by four managers and shunted all over the place, staying clearly committed to the cause.
56 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:24:54
He's not cut out for the Premier League at this stage in his career, maybe further down the line he will return to England but he's out of his depth right now.
All I've seen is too much of an individual and not really a team player which goes completely against what Carlo is trying to develop at this club now, a real togetherness has been apparent recently, Kean doesn't strike me as mature enough for that yet.
I wish him good luck over there, I hope he does well but I do think he's going to need to change his attitude if he's ever to be anything other than another mood swinger like Balotelli for example.
Hopefully we can get in a short term replacement that will help out for a season.
57 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:26:37
58 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:28:22
Mbappe, Icardi, Neymar.
How in the world is Moise Kean going to get any time at PSG? How does this further his development?
I honestly don't watch other leagues much at all. So maybe there's something I'm missing?
Wouldn't Moise have benefited going to a smaller club and being the main man? What is the point of this move, other than to offload Moise?
59 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:29:56
What we don't know is; if he has an attitude problem (facial expression suggests he's miserable but who isn't at 19?) if he trains well, if he's popular in the dressing room, if he's settled into the area, if he has friends, if he is a friend to others. We can speculate, and do, but we don't know these things, so let's leave it out on a the kid and keep it what we do know.
And that is, he's not going to make it here, so let's recoup what we can and move on.
60 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:34:49
I am more interested in who we will be bringing in as we need another striker, I am sure Carlo and Marcel have it covered.
Mr Peresic who has played as a second striker as well as on both flanks would be nice, on loan? this could yet surprise.
61 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:38:40
62 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:43:26
63 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:45:19
64 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:45:27
I trust Ancelotti to bring in a good striker but trust Brands to bring one in that's another matter altogether...
65 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:45:34
I sincerely hope he gets game time at PSG and the Kean we thought we had bought comes to the fore and he starts scoring goals. If he does, it can only be a win win for both him and EFC. We get a player back with restored confidence who can contribute and a player with a higher transfer value we can sell. if he decides he wants away from Goodison Park.
66 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:48:01
67 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:48:44
68 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:53:18
I too get the impression he didn't want to be here, if you can't get motivated under Carlo Magnifico, who can speak his native language, and with all his excellent signings thus far, there is something amiss and time to be shipped out.
70 Posted 04/10/2020 at 16:59:55
Something never clicked for Moise at EFC, but good luck to him, theres a player there somewhere.
71 Posted 04/10/2020 at 17:04:24
Brands came in roughly the same time as Silva during summer of 2018 with all this rave of being able to change things for the better and had this supposedly great track record of scouting players but he's been a pretty dismal failure much in the Steve Walsh mould.
My advice, leave it to Carlo lads!
72 Posted 04/10/2020 at 17:16:54
PSG have their heads screwed on taking him on loan clearly aware he could easily vanish into the colossal list of over hyped also rans.
Money thrown down the drain this fella
73 Posted 04/10/2020 at 17:26:20
I do think he has potential but he has had opportunities and franky, he hasn't made the most of them.
We obviously don't know what goes on behind the scenes but he clearly is not a happy bunny, so he may as well bugger off.
74 Posted 04/10/2020 at 17:37:34
75 Posted 04/10/2020 at 17:37:58
Give Niasse one thing, he bloody well got stuck in and made a nuisense of himself, shame about his lack of ball control but he certainly knew how to smile when he banged a goal in.
76 Posted 04/10/2020 at 17:41:02
What utter crapola.
Everything the young man did on the pitch showed good attitude. Excellent effort and work rate, making the runs, getting into scoring positions and trying to impose himself physically at every opportunity. Yes, he lost his scoring confidence and things didn't work out, although a couple of inches the other way and he's got three against Salford instead of one.
And there was absolutely nothing of the Balotelli misbehavior in him, no confrontations or tantrums or fighting with teammates or violent conduct or anything like that. Nor has there ever been the slightest indication that he will ever behave that way. To put it bluntly, I find the comparison shameful.
Best of luck to the young man and I look forward to the unveiling of our new forward, whoever it is.
77 Posted 04/10/2020 at 17:43:04
78 Posted 04/10/2020 at 17:44:59
79 Posted 04/10/2020 at 17:47:31
80 Posted 04/10/2020 at 17:52:37
81 Posted 04/10/2020 at 17:56:45
I imagine the hope is he shows some form at PSG and we can offload him at decent money presently we wouldn't get much for him.
The excuses trotted out that the Prem is too difficult and homesickness is playing a part could be resolved by a move to the noddy french league just a few hours drive from northern Italy.
Personally I doubt it because he doesn't look a player but I can see the thinking.
82 Posted 04/10/2020 at 17:59:52
83 Posted 04/10/2020 at 18:00:05
84 Posted 04/10/2020 at 18:01:14
As far as replacements go Id love Edouard but hell cost £25m+ and we surely have no money left.
Milik is decent but surely wont fancy bench duty.
If Josh King is available for around the £10m mark Id be tempted as he can play across the front three.
Or maybe they think Ellis Simms deserves a shot?
85 Posted 04/10/2020 at 18:07:59
86 Posted 04/10/2020 at 18:11:01
“which may be attitude rather than pure talent as Dunc was not the most talented himself!”
Actually I remember a quote from one of his teammates that the most naturally skilled with a football in training was Dunc. He was, as the saying goes, good with his feet for a big man!
Moise Kean however, is not. He may be good in the Serie A but it doesnt work for him here. Sadly - I had high hopes.
87 Posted 04/10/2020 at 18:12:46
88 Posted 04/10/2020 at 18:24:20
He has gone to high profile club and will be mixing it with the likes of Neymar and Mbappe so hopefully he bangs a few goals in and either he comes back a better player or we get our investment back.
I think Carlo and Brands have either Llorente , Milik or another decent forward lined up to replace him. Carlo talked about maybe a last day surprise , so possibly Lozano on loan ?
89 Posted 04/10/2020 at 18:32:51
And if you think Balotelli is still a "world-beater" on his day, you're stuck in a time warp. I believe DCL has scored more goals in the last three weeks than Balotelli has in two years.
90 Posted 04/10/2020 at 18:33:39
91 Posted 04/10/2020 at 18:33:43
When he is off the books it is the opportunity to bring in a suitable striker and hopefully Bolaise or Walcott or Besic or all three are moved out, That leaves Tosun when fit for a move back to Turkey to live like a king with his millions. Didn't he do well.
92 Posted 04/10/2020 at 18:34:13
93 Posted 04/10/2020 at 18:35:16
I will not speculate about his work-rate in training, how happy he is in the locker room, or whether he and/or his agent forced a move. I never saw him do anything that reflected badly on the club. I wish him the best.
94 Posted 04/10/2020 at 18:49:09
He came to us as part of an escape against racial abuse in Italy, he was made to feel more than welcome by the Goodison Faithful, remember the banners (in Italian) with his face on them. These were regularly displayed when fans were allowed into the ground.
By moving to PSG, which the last time I checked was in Paris, France, not Italy so another reason to question the homesickness tag!
95 Posted 04/10/2020 at 18:52:56
I agree with Mike (76). If he doesn't want to be here, fair enough. But people seem to be drawing some pretty definitive conclusions based on body language and facial expressions that are no sulkier than Richarlison's 90% of the time. And the Balotelli comparisons are just lazy.
Anyway, I like that this appears to just be a loan move, with no option to buy, as I'd rather we maintain flexibility with a player who's still very much a potential asset. I have no idea if he'll get more playing time at PSG than he would have here, but let's see what happens. And I have to assume we have a replacement lined up, because it would be crazy to sanction this move with no real cover at striker.
96 Posted 04/10/2020 at 18:58:30
97 Posted 04/10/2020 at 19:04:35
98 Posted 04/10/2020 at 19:06:06
99 Posted 04/10/2020 at 19:06:51
100 Posted 04/10/2020 at 19:11:16
101 Posted 04/10/2020 at 19:12:21
102 Posted 04/10/2020 at 19:13:00
He had a few disciplinary problems, sulked when not picked or subbed and made no effort to apply himself and settle in.
It is always down to the individual and while Im sad for him and us that it didnt work out he needs to grow up somewhere else.
Im hearing Carlos surprise might be St Maxim from Newcastle.
Wouldnt be surprised if Milik turns up too.
No such luck with a new keeper. I guess Carlo doesnt wasnt to destroy his confidence altogether.
103 Posted 04/10/2020 at 19:13:06
And maybe he'll be more suited to that league rather than ours. Adds a bit of spice to deadline day, too. How many players will be asking their agents to speak with us?
104 Posted 04/10/2020 at 19:18:11
That's some powerful voice, then!
105 Posted 04/10/2020 at 19:19:16
A shame really, as he has an Italian manager and coach and most Italians can understand a good deal of Spanish (and Portuguese on a good day!). So he had that going for him. it seems to me that he was given certain assurances and they haven't been kept. The kid has talent, and with the ball put in front of him he has some good ideas and he looked the part recently when he had more than his usual 15 mins.
He has had a few starts but just like Gordon, Iwobi and everyone else he has got to take his chance, and whether it is the thickness of a post or not that is where careers are made or lost.
I hope he goes away and shows us where we went wrong.
Back on the Pickford subject(as no thread would be complete without it) I played in goal for much of an outdoor 5-a-side today in a howling gale with torrential rain... lost 16-6, (we give 2 goals for a header). I can safely say that catching the ball was a nightmare...I know I'm not on £100 grand a week but it did make me think the kid is entitled to the odd mistake (it wasn't a brain fart like some of his antics!).
I did come out in the second half, so I didn't concede them all!
Had a shot late on which hit their keepers foot and rebounded into my eye socket and then bounced back towards goal only to hit the post(would have been 2 goals for the header)... it was only in the pub after 3 pints that I was told it hit the post! Proper footy.
106 Posted 04/10/2020 at 19:20:42
107 Posted 04/10/2020 at 19:28:34
Eddie #105, you might be right, I hadn't considered that. And yes, the unexpected -- from DCL's emergence to the width of the upright -- always takes a hand. I still really like the kid and hope he does well.
Sean #106, tell your missus I've got some spicy stories from our European cathedral concert tour in 2018... involving Polish vodka, Roman limoncello and a certain late-night bus ride in Germany.
Brent #104, she sings whatever notes she wants.
108 Posted 04/10/2020 at 19:40:05
109 Posted 04/10/2020 at 19:45:28
S-M can do a lot of similar things that Mbappe can do, plus makes a lot of good decision.
If we can get him + Carlos coaching + Rodriguez finding him, then will be absolutely made up.
110 Posted 04/10/2020 at 19:51:13
On other notes, Dalot has gone to AC Milan, Roca to Bayern and Diallo to Saints. All looked like they could be promising for us so will follow their progress with interest.
If we end the window with Godfrey, St Maximin and Llorente, I'll be very pleased.
111 Posted 04/10/2020 at 20:03:21
112 Posted 04/10/2020 at 20:08:45
113 Posted 04/10/2020 at 20:10:30
114 Posted 04/10/2020 at 20:17:25
Second dig youve had at me in less than 24 hours. Im surprised. I thought you had a bit more about you than being so snippy. And I can say that because you said I was snotty...
115 Posted 04/10/2020 at 20:28:12
A chance for the lad to try something different and perhaps see that the grass isnt always greener.
It could be a useful object lesson for him and he will be kept immersed in what is required to make it in the game.
116 Posted 04/10/2020 at 20:30:28
117 Posted 04/10/2020 at 20:45:32
118 Posted 04/10/2020 at 20:55:48
119 Posted 04/10/2020 at 21:18:31
120 Posted 04/10/2020 at 21:32:46
121 Posted 04/10/2020 at 21:34:08
122 Posted 04/10/2020 at 21:37:42
123 Posted 04/10/2020 at 21:38:55
124 Posted 04/10/2020 at 21:40:14
125 Posted 04/10/2020 at 21:47:12
126 Posted 04/10/2020 at 21:52:25
127 Posted 04/10/2020 at 21:54:04
128 Posted 04/10/2020 at 21:57:46
The thought of only having one fit striker in DCL for the whole of the season would be absurd so expect a new face.
I still have faith in Tosun also, he is a finisher and don't write him off playing in a new look Everton team, this side creates chances and he will get chances like DCL is getting now.
129 Posted 04/10/2020 at 21:58:44
No idea who but so far, if 2020 has taught me anything, its that anything is possible no matter how improbable. Ive seen a virus turn the world to shit, the government pay wages, Kanye West piss on his Grammy on Instagram, Liverpool just got assaulted against a team that stayed up by 1 point, John Travolta is a blue. James Rodriguez plays for Everton and were top of the fucking league.
My head is cabbaged and I fully expect to wake up and see Mpabbe on the end of an Everton Conga line at finch farm.
130 Posted 04/10/2020 at 22:00:27
131 Posted 04/10/2020 at 22:06:56
132 Posted 04/10/2020 at 22:07:36
133 Posted 04/10/2020 at 22:36:25
134 Posted 04/10/2020 at 22:40:37
135 Posted 04/10/2020 at 22:47:33
136 Posted 04/10/2020 at 22:50:44
137 Posted 04/10/2020 at 22:51:56
138 Posted 04/10/2020 at 22:52:42
139 Posted 04/10/2020 at 22:57:11
140 Posted 04/10/2020 at 22:57:35
Who do you contact when the neighbours let in more than 6. Class
141 Posted 04/10/2020 at 23:14:24
142 Posted 04/10/2020 at 23:26:56
143 Posted 04/10/2020 at 23:31:30
144 Posted 04/10/2020 at 23:31:35
145 Posted 04/10/2020 at 23:34:35
146 Posted 04/10/2020 at 23:54:53
Kean obviously doesn't so off he goes.
147 Posted 04/10/2020 at 23:58:24
148 Posted 04/10/2020 at 00:03:11
He was sitting around with some close family and friends watching movies.
149 Posted 04/10/2020 at 00:03:35
150 Posted 05/10/2020 at 00:21:39
I believe we could be on the verge of something great here, we won't get a better chance IMHO.
Strange results today, Liverpool conceding 7, the Mancs 6, Leicester getting beat... I cannot recall a week when all results went for us.
I know it's very early in the season and God knows, we have had many a false dawn but somehow this feels different. I am just going to enjoy the ride.
151 Posted 05/10/2020 at 00:22:48
For me, Mosie just does not look happy even when on the pitch and scoring. The body language just looks wrong for a young footballer with the world at his feet. If you can't be happy at Everton right now, with that manager we have and those players around him, then I'm not sure how he is going to find a club to give him that.
152 Posted 05/10/2020 at 00:32:52
I think you must be talking about another incident, mate.
Kean posted his own videos of a party he hosted with models lap dancing for him and some mates.
153 Posted 05/10/2020 at 00:34:13
Lookman wasn't free at all, we paid £12 million or thereabouts for him. He doesn't work hard enough which is why we sold him, he can't get into the Leipzig side which is why he has been loaned to Fulham.
How can you compare Kean to Lookman – two completely different players. If I had to pick one of them it would be Kean.
The young Italian has found the premier league tough, a years loan in an easier league surrounded by top class players should be a positive for him – good luck to him.
Ancelotti said there would be a few surprises by the close of the window, let's see what happens next!
154 Posted 05/10/2020 at 01:37:18
155 Posted 05/10/2020 at 01:49:31
See what happens. seems like they are holding the Godfrey announcement until they get a couple more in.
Will need a striker now for sure.
Maybe even a RB with Kenny out and Coleman now injured.
Quality stuff so far though!
157 Posted 05/10/2020 at 08:37:58
158 Posted 05/10/2020 at 09:07:47
Now Keane has signed for PSG I can't see him coming back - he was clearly unhappy with his status here.
159 Posted 05/10/2020 at 09:10:48
161 Posted 05/10/2020 at 09:15:28
The coaching staff clearly didn't think he was oven-ready judging by how much game time he got, and – going by my own observations of his rare outings for us – I agree with them.
Shame, because he was a very exciting signing at the time.
162 Posted 05/10/2020 at 10:23:27
163 Posted 05/10/2020 at 11:16:26
He joins Vlasic and Lookman in the "young talents we were unable to harness or develop" bucket. A real shame.
Hoping Brands starts getting it right to be honest. We may well get our money back on Moise but that's hardly the point when you take into account the opportunity cost. If we accept that Ancelotti was the architect behind our most recent reinforcements then Brands must be on thin ice indeed. His tenure has been, to this stage,not much better than Walsh.
164 Posted 05/10/2020 at 12:09:28
165 Posted 05/10/2020 at 12:25:42
166 Posted 05/10/2020 at 12:41:51
167 Posted 05/10/2020 at 13:52:31
I assume you're joking. The club wouldn't fine him 2 week's wages for that. Google 'Moise Kean Lockdown' for details, more in line with Brian's comments.
168 Posted 05/10/2020 at 19:51:42
169 Posted 06/10/2020 at 07:37:41
170 Posted 06/10/2020 at 10:09:05
* We want him gone, but want to recoup the fee we paid.
* No club was willing to pay this, just loans with no obligation to buy.
* His track record was to look good and score goals whilst playing a backup/squad player role at the best team in the league (Juve).
* He's now at the best team in the league (PSG) and (as Fran says above) will likely get a fair bit of playing opportunity in Ligue 1 and cup competition, off the bench in already-won ECL games.
* He will put up stats similar to at Juve and regain lost lustre.
* Next summer there'll be interest in buying him (PSG or others) and we can recoup our spend, possibly a bit more on top if things go well.
What absolutely is not going to happen is him playing for us again. We're not sending him to PSG to get game time and develop him for us. This is 100% an opportunity to rebuild him into a saleable asset.
Regarding his failure here, I'd just say compare and contrast to Nkoukou (same age on arrival, foreign, speaks no English). Appears to have a great attitude, comes off as a steady professional who wants to improve. 3 starts, 3 good-great performances. Kean? Not so much.
The only interest I have in the lad's career now is that we can regain the cash we gambled on signing him, that's it. He's done or said nothing in the 1+ year he's been here to endear him to me whatsoever. I wanted him to succeed (as I do all our players) and was very disappointed with him. People have suggested he worked and tried hard – I didn't see that at all. The odd 10 seconds of closing down or making a run, followed by a slump of the shoulders and 5 minutes of wandering about not involved is not working hard, in my book.
We have an exciting project here atm. A great manager, ambitious signings and massively improved attitude and performances. One would think a great time to be at EFC. Players that seemed on the way out, like Sigurdsson, Iwobi and Bernard are now busting a guy to be part of our present and future. Youngsters like Gordon are doing everything they can to force a way into the matchday squad. Davies too. Nkoukou is smashing it out the park whenever given an opportunity. Kean has not changed tack since the wantaway rumours started up in January (IIRC). Very odd.
Fact is, if he'd be doing great in training then the manager would trust him on game day. That it never happened says it all.
171 Posted 06/10/2020 at 10:24:25
40 goals in past 2 seasons - 11 in EPL last season. King 48 in 161 appearances for Bournemouth. It's going to be interesting up until the 16th Oct.
172 Posted 06/10/2020 at 11:05:36
173 Posted 06/10/2020 at 12:25:53
He hadn't played many top level games to show case his talents. For the Italian youth teams and coming on as a sub for Juve he showcased good pace, skill and an eye for goal when given time and space to run into.
He may still come good but we aren't in a position to wait another few years for that development to happen when he's already cost a lot if money and earns big money.
It will be interesting to see how the loan develops playing for a more attack orientated team in a less competitive league. I can see him doing very well.
Hope the agreed selling price was around £60M, better to negotiate down rather than look like fools if only £20M.
174 Posted 06/10/2020 at 16:50:41
“Thanks be to God, he is at PSG. I want to thank everyone for that,” he told Le Parisien.
“Especially the Parisian leaders but also his agent, Mino Raiola, who is one of the best agents in the world and who knows how to manage my son.
“In Everton, it was too complicated for him. The club hired more expensive and more experienced strikers than him, and he would have played little.”
“It's complicated to move from Italy to England,” he added.
“It takes time, and Moise is still young. He hadn't yet digested the change, and Everton has no time to lose.
“But I'm telling you: Moise is very motivated and wants to show that the PSG was right to take the gamble.”
175 Posted 06/10/2020 at 16:54:36
His opinion and thoughts on his son are a total irrelevance.
176 Posted 06/10/2020 at 16:59:36
177 Posted 06/10/2020 at 17:16:43
"Look at me! I'm over here! Anybody...?"
I think Moise's move has more to do with Mino Raiola's interests than that of the player.
178 Posted 07/10/2020 at 20:42:07
179 Posted 13/10/2020 at 13:13:57
There is no way Kean will come back to Everton, the wrong move as he has not settled despite the staff and players doing everything to make him part of the set up.
His body language when scoring in the Carabao Cup was all you needed to know.
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