'Destined for greatness': What Mancini said about reported Everton target Moise Kean

ALLIANZ STADIUM, TURIN, ITALY - 2019

Marco Silva's Everton reportedly want to lure Juventu's Serie A wonderkid Moise Kean to the Premier League.

Moise Kean of Juventus celebrates after scoringhis second goal during the Serie A match between Juventus and Udinese at Allianz Stadium on March 08, 2019 in Turin, Italy.

Moise Kean has been one of the most talked about teenagers in European football over the last few years. But it is only since February that he has truly started to establish himself as an elite talent with the potential to go all the way to the top of the world game.

Kean hadn’t even started a single Serie A game in 2018/19 until March 8. By the time the season ended, however, he had nine goals for club and country, including winners against Empoli and AC Milan as Juve sealed an eighth successive Scudetto.

 

But Juventus might have dawdled for too long on Kean’s future. The 19-year-old is out of contract in 12 months’ time and, with Mino Raiola representing the rising star, a transfer saga appears to be looming on the horizon.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Everton are circling.

And comments from Italy coach Roberto Mancini, who handed Kean his international debut, make it very clear why Kean has so many admirers at Goodison Park.

Italy's forward Moise Kean (L) celebrates with Italy's forward Ciro Immobile (C) as Italy's coach Roberto Mancini (R) looks on, after scoring  during the Euro 2020 Group J qualifying...

"I think Kean is destined for greatness. He is a player with a lot of quality, is improving all the time and I believe can become a very important player,” Mancini told Rai Sport about the second youngest goal scorer the Azzurri’s history.

"Kean has always done well and has immense potential, but let's also not forget he is still only 19 years old, so we can't expect too much of him.

“There are going to be errors, but I maintain we are on the right path.”

Whether that path takes him to Goodison Park remains to be seen.

Italy's forward Moise Kean runs for the ball during the friendly football match between Italy and the USA at the Luminus Arena Stadium in Genk on November 20, 2018. (Photo by JOHN THYS

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