BBC journalist: Everton set to receive £40million from PSG for Moise Kean
Everton are set to rake in £40million for Moise Kean after PSG failed to put a permanent option into his loan contract, according to BBC journalist Julien Laurens.
The renowned French and European football expert made the claim on talkSPORT [08/06/21] after Jim White posed a significant question.
“What am I hearing about Everton coming into a windfall, £40million from PSG? Is this happening?” White asked.
Laurens replied: “Yes they’re discussing the fee because maybe it was stupid from PSG but when they took him on loan, they didn’t put an option to buy in there which is quite crazy when you think about it.
“Surely that clause would have been much lower than whatever Everton are, completely rightly so, asking for now because he’s had such a great season for PSG.
“He’s a young player with a lot of talent, very promising, so they’re right to ask for £40million. They wouldn’t have asked for that a year ago, for sure, because he came out of a very disappointing season for them.
“I think PSG, because they like him so much and he wants to stay, they will go ahead with that amount, or more or less that amount.”
Well played, Blues
We’re not used to the Blues board pulling a blinder in the transfer market in recent years, but it appears as if they are about to do so here.
Kean arrived on Merseyside in 2019 to much fanfare, after signing from Italian giants Juventus for an initial fee of £25.1million that could rise to £27.5million. [BBC]
However, the striker, now 21, has failed to live up to his early billing as one of the world’s most fearsome young strikers.
The Italy international scored just twice in 29 Premier League appearances during the 2019/20 campaign, and his overall record for the Blues stands at just four in 37 games.
That’s certainly not a return on our money, and it was a bit of a surprise when he was shipped out on loan to Ligue 1 winners PSG, who had just reached the Champions League final.
But he has restored his reputation somewhat there, scoring 17 goals, three of them in Europe’s elite club competition.
He still wasn’t a first-choice pick, though, particularly in the bigger games towards the end of the season, so the fact that we are set to receive over £10million profit is nifty business on our part.
Kean may go on to great things in the game, but there can be no debating that this is a good value deal for Everton.