Just a few months after it seemed like Moise Kean would be a centerpiece of Juventus’ future going forward, the 19-year-old striker is going to be playing his football elsewhere come the start of the 2019-20 season.
Juventus and Premier League side Everton have agreed to their rumored transfer deal for the Italian starlet, according to multiple reports out of Italy on Tuesday. The deal, which reportedly includes a multitude of performance-related bonuses, could see Juventus receive up to €40 million. According to Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, Kean will be in Liverpool on Wednesday to complete his medical exams and sign his new five-year contract that’s worth a reported €3 million net per season.
Di Marzio also adds that Juventus “will have the possibility to match an eventual offer in the future,” which essentially sounds like a buyback option at a transfer fee that is to be determined by what the actual offers Everton receives are like.
Done deal: Juventus will receive a total of €40m from selling Kean to Everton. The player will sign a five-year contract worth €3m a year ✅✍️ https://t.co/jm0KwkaGec— Romeo Agresti (@romeoagresti) July 30, 2019
Kean’s move to Everton, in theory, will be the chance for the young Italian to get consistent first team football for the first time in his young career. After playing just over 1,100 minutes with Hellas Verona while on loan two years ago, Kean only managed half that total last season, basically all of which coming at the start of the new calendar year with Juventus’ lead in Serie A being completely out of reach and Max Allegri choosing to rotate his strikers and then the squad dealing with a plentiful amount of injuries.
The end result last season: 13 Serie A appearances, six goals and lots of dancing ... lots and lots of dancing.
More than anything and no matter what the goal totals ended up being, Kean’s second-half surge in playing time was the teenager announcing his arrival amongst a group of star strikers. He showed he could hang, and in pretty much everybody’s eyes was the hype coming to fruition right in front of all of us.
As it has turned out, that continued development, that continued post-goal dancing, will be coming at a different goal now. At least for another year at the very least. That’s going to be weird no matter who Juventus ends up adding the rest of this summer. So much for the No. 9 at Juventus being Kean’s for the next decade or so.