As Juventus rolled out their home and away kits for the 2019-20 season, Moise Kean was one of the constants in the marketing campaign by adidas. He was there rocking the new stripe-less home kit in May. He was there last week — at least in photos online — as Juve debuted their white away kit to the masses during their preseason tour of Asia.
But, whether Kean is actually around come the start of the season
The way it looks now, it doesn’t look likely.
As we deal with rumors regarding Paulo Dybala’s future in Turin, the same can be said when it comes to Juventus’ resident 19-year-old braided-up Italian striker who likes himself some post-goal dancing. Juventus, according to reports from Sky Sports News in the United Kingdom and Romeo Agresti of Goal Italia, are in talks with the club from the blue side of the Mersey River, Everton, over a deal worth as much as €40 million for Kean.
As Agresti points out, the key to Juve’s transfer market right now is thinning down the roster — and Kean appears to be one of the candidates that could leave before the transfer window closes in less than two weeks for Premier League clubs.
Like it or not, Kean definitely appears to be one of the potential departures this summer simply because he’s going to be one of the players that can actually generate a substantial return of cash. And, with how much talent Kean has and how young he still is, it’s obviously going to be crucial for Juventus to be able to work a buyback clause into the deal in the same way that Real Madrid did with Alvaro Morata a few years back.
They better do that if they’re letting go of Kean this summer, that is.
Kean, in his first full season with Juve’s senior squad a year ago, did most of his damage in the second half of 2018-19 campaign thanks to a drastic uptick in playing time. He finished with six goals in 13 Serie A appearances, showing the explosive potential that saw him rise through the Juve youth ranks about as quickly as anybody in recent memory.
But with so many attacking options for first-year manager Maurizio Sarri to choose from, consistent playing time could very well be hard to come again this season no matter how much a lot of us rate Kean. And if Juve choose to sell Kean on this summer to raise immediate capital, then it’s a pretty interesting development for a player who was being tipped as a crucial part of Juve’s future going forward just a couple of months ago.