By Pranav Shahaney

14th Sep, 2021 | 10:40am

Michael Ball: Moise Kean could have been an Everton legend

Moise Kean could have become a legend at Everton had he not chosen to leave, claims former Toffees full-back Michael Ball.

The 21-year-old attacker left for Juventus on loan with an obligation to buy, meaning his days on Merseyside are now over.

According to BBC Sport, the Old Lady will pay the Toffees £24million for the striker, while the deal also includes up to £2.5million in bonuses.

Ball told This Is Futbol: “It’s disappointing because I thought he could’ve been a bit of a legend at the football club.

“The fans would have took to him if he hit the heights that we all expected but unfortunately, sometimes your face does not fit and on his loan periods, I think he felt happier being away from the football club.”

That’s unrealistic

Sure, Kean is an extremely talented player who could’ve done well under the tutelage of Rafa Benitez.

But to say that he would go on to become an Everton legend is a bit of a stretch.

Had he said it for someone like Dominic Calvert-Lewin or Lucas Digne, one could understand.

They are two players who have been consistent performers for a while, are adored by the fanbase and are potential match-winners in this Toffees outfit.

The club may have wanted an immediate transfer fee for him, but will take whatever they get.

Signing Salomon Rondon to replace him may not have been the most popular decision among fans, but in time, could prove to be a good acquisition given his history of working under Benitez.

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