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OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL: Juventus sell Moise Kean to Everton

So long (for now), my favorite dancer.

Moise Kean of Juventus FC celebrate the victory of Italian... Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images

At the tender age of 19 years old, Moise Kean has just about everything possible in front of him. He has talent to grow into, he has potential to fulfill and he already has a spot on the Italian national team waiting for him if he’s seemingly anywhere close to being in positive form with how highly he’s already regarded by Roberto Mancini.

But whenever Kean is called up to the Azzurri’s roster in the future, there’s going to be one major difference.

It won’t be his age, height or weight. It will be the club he’s currently playing for.

Kean’s meteoric rise up the Juventus youth ranks and onto the senior squad before the age of 20 has taken a sudden and unexpected turn. Rather than being handed the No. 9 jersey and dancing in front of the Allianz Stadium crowd after a goal this season, it has been announced that Kean has been sold to Premier League side Everton in a deal that could be worth up to €30 million if all of the potential bonuses are hit.

To put a little more salt into the wound, there is no official buy-back clause mentioned in the announcement by either club, meaning the possibility of Kean coming back to Juventus after 12 months Merseyside isn’t exactly possible like we might have first thought when these rumors first began a week or two ago.

From Juventus’ official website:

Turin, 4 August 2019 - Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that an agreement with Everton Football Club Company Limited for the definitive disposal of the registration rights of the player Moise Bioty Kean has been reached for a consideration of € 27.5 million payable in three financial years. The consideration may increase of further € 2.5 million on achieving given conditions in the course of the duration of the contract.

The economic effect is positive for about € 22.5 million, net of solidarity contribution and auxiliary expenses.

Everton Unveil New Signing Moise Kean Photo by Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images

And so there we go.

All of about seven months after officially announcing his presence in a Juventus jersey with a monster start to the second half of the 2018-19 season, we’re seeing him officially leave the club all together. That is ... sad. That is ... disappointing. That is ... just about any other word related to those two that you can think of right now. Because it is.

This is not a surprise based on the fact that Kean basically showed following his post-international duty holiday, did his medical check-ups at J Medical ... and then was basically a presence at a training session or two and that’s it. (If you are to try and search Juve’s social media accounts to see the picture they posted of him at J Medical, it’s no longer there.) Kean has seemingly been everywhere but Turin for much of the last week, with Juventus quickly negotiating the deal with Everton after the 19-year-old returned to Italy.

Now, he’s officially an Everton player.

Yep, this is a thing.

I don’t think that selling Kean, especially after the second half of the season that he had earlier this calendar year, was even a thought in any of our minds. But it’s reality now. Instead of wearing the No. 9 at Juventus, a jersey number he was seemingly being groomed for the last three years, he’s going to be rocking blue pretty much every weekend come the start of the Premier League season. Just ... yeah.