Moise Kean going somewhere this summer is inevitable — and that’s not just because we’ve heard that Parma are interested in signing him on loan or Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing him on loan. There’s also the simple fact that on a team like Juventus that just signed Cristiano Ronaldo, finding playing time in the 2018-19 season is going to be just as difficult as it was the year before when Kean spent the year at Hellas Verona.
Time to add another team to the list.
According to Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, Monaco has thrown its hat into the ring of clubs that are trying to secure Kean’s services this summer. There are no details as to what kind of deal it will be — dry loan, loan with an option to buy, etc. — other than Monaco are interested in signing Kean this summer and that the deal could be completed after this Friday since the transfer window in France doesn’t close until Aug. 31.
That’s all we know.
Monaco, as you probably know, have done some shopping in Italy in recent transfer windows. Their latest Serie A signing just so happened to be another teenage striker, Pietro Pellegri, who Juventus just so happened to be interested before Monaco swooped in and gave Genoa quite a tasty transfer fee.
Kean, who closed out the Under-19 European Championships in red-hot form and scored a brace in the final loss to Portugal, won’t turn 19 years old until the middle of February next year. It might surprise some considering we’ve been hearing about him for the better part of the last two years now, but it’s true. When you debut at 16 years old, sometimes it’s hard to believe sometimes.
But no matter where Kean goes, it needs to be a situation that will see him play more than he did last season with Hellas Verona. I think we can all agree on that.