Reports from Italy claim that a €30m bid from Everton has been turned down by Juventus for their rising striker, Moise Kean.
The Toffees were impressed by the 19-year-old’s performances last season, especially towards the end of the campaign. He scored 7 goals in 17 appearances and is regarded as the next big thing at the Allianz Stadium.
Kean graduated from the Bianconeri youth setup to break into the senior side last season. He boasts of great physical attributes as a striker – strength, speed, stamina.
The teenager is adept at holding up the ball and also freeing himself from tight spots with crafty dribbling. He can hope to learn a lot from being an understudy to Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Mandzukic.
But a move out of Juventus for regular first team football seems lucrative as well. Everton will be able to provide that since Cenk Tosun has been clearly ruled out as a flop at Goodison Park.
Other than the Turk, Everton do not really have a set number nine. Oumar Niasse has returned from his loan from Cardiff City but he clearly is not in Marco Silva’s long term plans and Dominic Calver-Lewin is still very much a raw piece, in terms of his finishing.
Juventus are not willing to let go of their prized asset but the Toffees could try a second time with an improved bid.
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