Everton want to sign Juventus forward Moise Kean, it has been claimed.
According to a report from the Daily Mail, the Toffees will have to spend up to £31 million to sign the 19-year-old.
Juventus also want to insert a buy-back clause in any potential deal that would give them the edge of signing him for £40.5 million in the future.
The Serie A champions are also working on a contract that will keep the star teenager tied down to the club until 2024, the report adds.
Kean, who made his Champions League debut last season, scored 7 goals in 17 appearances for the Old Lady across all competitions.
Is Moise Kean worth the outlay?
Kean primarily features as a centre-forward, but his versatility allows him to feature on the left-wing or even as a second striker.
The Italian international is has all the looks of a prolific striker, and his goal per minute ratio of a goal every 90 minutes is a testament to the teenager’s prowess in front of the goal, though he only played 17 times.
Kean was also handed his Italy debut, and he scored twice for the Azzurri in as many games in the qualifying phase of Euro 2020.
At Everton, the likes of Cenk Tosun and Dominic Calvert-Lewin haven’t been up to the mark in terms of their goal-scoring, although the latter showed huge promise if we overlook his goals scored column.
Kean could provide that incisiveness in front of the goal. The 19-year-old always looks to get a shot on target and averaged 1.6 shots per game last season. His pace, strength, movement, and finishing in the final third could prove to be a major difference for Everton next season.
The 19-year-old’s passing ability, spatial awareness and reading of the game are on the rise. He managed an average of 78.9 pass success rate, which is far more than what Calvert-Lewin (61.7) and Tosun (70.4) mustered last season.
With quality players in Richarlison, Lucas Digne, and Gylfi Sigurdsson around him, the Kean could be a good fit at the club as he would have the players to complement him.
This could be Marcel Brands’ — Everton’s director of football — best signing, as Kean already showed his potential while donning a Juventus shirt.