Moise Kean could make a surprise return to Juventus this summer, with the Italian giants allegedly involved in a player-plus-cash contract with Everton to get the 21-year-old back to Turin following his promising form with PSG.
Kean joined Juve’s academy in 2010 and made his way up the ranks, finally making his first-team debut against Pescara in November 2016 to become the club’s youngest-ever debutant at 16 years, eight months, and 23 days before moving to Merseyside in 2019.
Kean could not live up to his price tag for Everton, scoring twice in 29 Premier League games in his first season before joining PSG on a season-long loan in October last year – and may now be going home, according to Tutto Mercato.
Aaron Ramsey or Douglas Costa may be seen as makeweights in a futures contract, with the two both worth €15 million (£13 million) and Juventus seeking another £21 million to reach Everton’s asking price for Kean.
Juve’s woes have been well known this season, with Andrea Pirlo’s men struggling to close the 10-point gap to pacesetters Inter Milan after an embarrassing 1-0 home defeat to strugglers Benevento, as a 10th consecutive Serie A championship seems out of reach.
Cristiano Ronaldo has once again been asked to shoulder the goal-scoring load, with his 23 league strikes well outnumbering the majority of his teammates, with Alvaro Morata (seven) and Federico Chiesa (six) coming in second and third, respectively.
Kean’s trust in front of goal has returned since joining PSG, with 15 goals in 29 games for Les Rouge et Bleu, including a goal in the Nou Camp and the winner against Nice to bring PSG back to the top of Ligue 1.
Mauricio Pochettino, the boss, is also said to be interested in signing Kean permanently.
Kean has been called up to Italy’s squad for the upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Northern Ireland, Bulgaria, and Lithuania.