Leeds United reportedly tried and failed to bring Moise Kean to the Championship but now he is starring for Italy and in Serie A.
Andrea Radrizzani’s friendship with the motormouth super-agent Mino Raiola looked to open some exciting doors for Leeds United.
Four months ago, Sport claimed that Leeds had made an offer to sign the seldom-seen Juventus striker Moise Kean on loan ahead of the January transfer window.
The teenager, who found himself behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic at the Bianconeri, is one of Raiola’s most promising clients and was crying out for some first-team exposure.
Rather than allow Kean to hone his talents under the legendary Marcelo Bielsa, however, Juventus decided to keep Kean in Turin. And now no one is questioning that decision.
Because the 19-year-old has exploded on to the scene in the last month or so, establishing himself as one of the world’s most thrilling striking talents after a run of games so perfect you would think they came straight out of a Hollywood script.
Not only did Kean score twice on his first Serie A start of the season, blowing Udinese away in a 4-1 win, he then became the youngest player to score for the Italian national team in 61 years in the recent 2-0 triumph over Finland.
Not content with that, Kean then scored again in Tuesday’s 6-0 thrashing of Lichtenstein.
An aborted move to Leeds now feels like one of those sliding doors moments.