Martyn doesn't believe Kean would improve Everton options
Former Everton goalkeeper Nigel Martyn doesn’t believe that Moise Kean would necessarily improve the Toffees next season.
The Everton forward recently saw his season-long loan with Paris Saint-Germain come to an end, having been loaned out after falling out of favour at Goodison Park.
The Italy international seemingly thrived in the French capital despite having struggled at Everton, with various reports claiming that PSG want him back permanently.
The Times reported last month that it would cost £45million for Everton to sell Kean this summer, who is currently expected to meet up with the club for pre-season.
However Martyn doesn’t believe the Blues would necessarily benefit from having him available as an option next season.
As reported by Everton News, Martyn said: “Ligue 1 just isn’t such a strong league and when he played for Everton, he didn’t look as good as what’s already there.
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“He gets that move and in a very strong team in a fairly weak league, he was good enough for that level.
“If he was setting the world alight in the Champions League, you might think it was the way that Everton were playing which means they’re not bringing the best out of him.
“Maybe a year away at a different club improves him but we didn’t see enough from him when he was at Everton.”
Some truth to that
Martyn does make a strong argument for Kean’s developing ability. He performed well over the course of the season but admittedly in a far inferior league.
That doesn’t take away from the fact that the so-called “courageous” striker was able to contribute heavily for PSG, even if they weren’t able to claim the Ligue 1 trophy.
It has become clear that Kean is a player who thrives off confidence and being trusted and that’s something he wasn’t receiving at Goodison Park, though that isn’t to say that would always be the case.
If the 21-year old was willing to give Everton another try this summer there would be no reason for him not to feature frequently and that would only see him improve in the Premier League.
Everton need offensive reinforcements because Dominic Calvert-Lewin cannot do all the work himself, and there’s no reason to suspect that Kean couldn’t help lighten the load, even though he’s been playing in an easier league.