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Report: Parma are trying to sign Juventus starlet Moise Kean on loan

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When it comes to Moise Kean’s situation for the upcoming season, we’re pretty much in the same deal as we were 12 months ago. Kean needs to play, there obviously isn’t close to enough playing time at Juventus for him to truly thrive and it all but means a loan deal is in order for the 18-year-old starlet who recently finished the Under-19 European Championships with a bang.

Rumors of Kean potentially going to another country in search of playing time have pretty much become non-existent as we head into the final weeks of the summer transfer window. So, does that mean another Serie A loan move is in order?

Probably — and with a catch, too.

Locking Kean down to a new contract has been reportedly in the works ever since he made his Serie A debut with Juventus in November 2016. He was 16 years old then, setting all kinds of records before the 2016-17 season came to a close because of how young he was.

As far as we know, officially, that contract extension has never happened — which makes the reported desire to lock Kean down to a new deal all the more understandable.

Parma, like where Kean spent last season on loan at Hellas Verona, will probably be fighting to stay in Serie A from the very first week onward. Their meteoric rise after declaring bankruptcy three years ago is bound to be one of the best stories in Italy this season, regardless of how they end up doing in the standings.

But, if Kean does end up going there, it has got to be the right kind of situation seeing as, at times last season, playing time with Hellas was hard to come by. Kean is the kind of talent that Juventus don’t have coming out of their academy every year ... or anything close to that, really. He not only needs to play, but be in the kind of environment that will truly tap into that talent that he just showed off at the Under-19 Euros.

Maybe Parma is that place. Maybe it’s somewhere else. Either way, Kean looks set for another loan deal — and maybe, just maybe, a brand new contract, too.