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Everton will only be focused on what they can reinvest the money from the Moise Kean deal in rather than whether he returns to the Premier League says Kevin Campbell.
The Italian forward is due to net the Toffees £24million from Juventus at the end of the season [Sky Sports], where he is currently in the second of two loan seasons back in Turin, but according to Juve Dipendenza on 21 November amid a sudden explosion in goalscoring form Newcastle are now thought to be interested in bringing him back to England.
Campbell, a pundit for Sky Sports, says that is just the way football goes and the money to Everton is much more important than worrying about having to face the 22-year-old back in the Premier League.
He exclusively told Goodison News: “I think the money for reinvestment [is the priority].
“For whatever reason it just didn’t work out for Moise Kean at Goodison Park, and sometimes you’ve just got to hold your hands up and say, ‘Listen, it didn’t work out but we wish you well’.
“If he finds his way back into the Premier League that’s just the way football goes.
“But Everton can’t be looking at it with wishful thinking.
“I don’t think that’s the case. They’ve got to be decisive with what to do with that money, I think it’s important.”
Big things were expected of Kean when he came to Merseyside, but a return of just four goals of which only two came in the top flight, demonstrated how he didn’t settle.
His form has fluctuated since, on loan at PSG and back at Juventus, but five in his last five games before the World Cup suggested he might have found his best again.
If he were to arrive at St. James’ Park as part of their newly-rich revolution and start banging the goals in it wouldn’t be the first time a player has needed two cracks at a league to get it right, and while that would be frustrating to Everton given their struggles in attack, it isn’t something that can be helped.