Moise Kean was seen as a significant coup by Everton when they got him in the summer from Juventus. The move was also surprising because the young striker had impressed for Juventus last season and he was seen as a future of the club by many.
It was undoubtedly a brave move from the 19-year-old as the Premier League’s pace and physicality can take even the experienced players by surprise. However, after four months into the season, Kean’s father has admitted that sending the striker to Everton so early on in his career was a mistake.
Kean’s father explains why a move to Everton was a mistake?
Speaking to Centro Suono Sport Kean senior, said (via Sky Sports), ”Sending my son to England was a mistake, because he’s still too young, he’s not feeling good at Everton, I didn’t like this transfer. I hope he can come back to Italy as soon as possible; I hope he goes to Rome, but the important thing is that he comes back here.”
”Kean’s father also indicated that he is unhappy with notorious agent Mino Raiola. He added, ”He (Raiola) demanded my son’s power of attorney when he was 14 and together with my ex-wife he wanted to take him to England. At Everton, where he is playing now, he is not settling in well. I think he was supposed to wait a few more years before he had experience abroad.”
Why is Kean struggling?
The 19-year-old has made 11 appearances in all competitions so far, and he is yet to find the back of the net for Marco Silva’s side. Playing as a striker for a lesser team is a different ball game altogether as the forward needs to be clinical as chances are limited, and he needs to hold up play well. At Juventus, Kean was used to getting quality service from his team-mates, and he often found himself in goal-scoring situations.
Whereas at Goodison Park, he often has to play with his back against the goal, and that is where the Italian striker needs to improve. Dominic Calvert-Lewin might not be a prolific goalscorer, but he is a far better targetman than Kean as he wins a lot of headers and can hold up play well.
What should Silva do?
Kean senior is undoubtedly right that the move to England has come slightly early in his career. Silva will be in a precarious situation now as it is clear that the striker is unhappy with his life at Everton. There is nothing wrong in Kean at the moment, and he just seems a bit raw to play in the English top flight. If the Toffees can recoup the £27m, they have paid for him and then some, then they should look to part ways with the striker as there is no point in keeping a player who seems to be clearly unhappy and lost at the moment.
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