Everton have stepped up their interest in Moise Kean by making a £26 million bid for the Italian wonderkid, according to Calciomercato, though Juventus are expected to turn the offer down as they look to secure the striker’s future.
Everton’s director of football Marcel Brands has made his name out of signing young, promising players with vast potential from Hirving Lozano to Kevin Strootman.
But Kean is perhaps his most ambitious target yet.
At the age of 19, Kean is rapidly establishing himself as a truly elite striking talent after a breakthrough 2019. He scored seven times as Juve secured an eighth successive Serie A title last season while becoming Italy’s second youngest goalscorer in March’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Finland.
No wonder, then, that Juventus are desperate to keep him in Turin.
Calciomercato claims that it is only a matter of time before Kean signs a new contract until 2024 with the reigning Italian champions set to reject a £26 million bid from Everton out of hand.
In truth, Everton probably would not have expected Juve to sell arguably the most talented teenage striker in European football but, with the club having failed to replace Romelu Lukaku in the two years since his departure, they must now turn to alternative attacking targets.
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