Everton are reportedly close to securing the signature of Juventus forward Moise Kean.
Leon Osman has claimed that there might not be a buy-back clause in Moise Kean’s potential transfer to Everton.
BBC Sport are reporting that Everton are closing in on the 19-year-old Juventus striker, with Osman claiming that if the Toffees do sell him down the line then he has ‘heard’ that Juve can match any offer that comes in for him.
Marco Silva has been searching for a bonafide striker all summer, in actual fact, the club have been looking for someone to put the ball into the back of the net on a regular basis ever since Romelu Lukau left, and they may have found their answer in Kean.
Speaking to the Monday Night club on BBC Radio 5 Live (29/07/2019 at 9:25 pm), former Everton midfielder Osman shared his thoughts on Kean’s potential move to Goodison Park.
“That one looks like a real opportunity,” Osman told BBC Radio 5 Live. “Everton have lacked a number nine since Lukaku left. The signs are good. The new stadium looks like it’s going to go ahead.
On potential buy-back clause in Kean deal: “If that is the case then so be it. I heard the rumour might be that Juventus might just have to match the fee that anyone else comes in for rather than a straight buy-back clause.
“Whichever way that can get done, if you can get a guy in that comes in and scores 25 goals in a season, and Juventus want him back, then other clubs around Europe will want their striker to come back and play for you [on the back of Kean’s success].”
It would be a surprise to some that a team like Juventus are allowing such a highly-rated and devastating talent to leave their club, with the Italian giants managed by former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.
But what is Juve’s loss is Everton’s gain. And considering they are seemingly set to sign a player that is coming from a team in the Champions League, that in itself should say a lot about where the Toffees are heading.
They finished eighth last season, and ahead of the new Premier League campaign, the ambitions will be to break into that top-seven.