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Leeds ‘especially’ on alert to prospect of giving Juventus man second Premier League chance amid Newcastle battle

Moise Kean with Juventus

Moise Kean could get a second chance in the Premier League if interested parties Newcastle or Leeds can pull off a complicated deal, according to reports.

Kean was a major signing for Everton when they bought him from Juventus in 2019. However, he only scored two Premier League goals from 29 appearances in his debut season. Although he would set out on two more campaigns with the club, he ended up spending the majority of the time that followed out on loan.

After four Everton appearances in 2020-21, Kean headed to Ligue 1 to spend the best part of the season with Paris Saint-Germain. Then, after two outings upon his return to Everton, he ended up back at Juventus for most of 2021-22.

The forward is now halfway through a two-year loan spell with Juventus. His move there will become permanent at the end of the current season. However, after just five Serie A goals last season, the Turin-based outfit may be regretting their obligation to buy him.

In the meantime, a couple of suitors from the Premier League have emerged. According to Jeunes Footeux, Kean still has admirers at Newcastle and Leeds. The latter are said to be ‘especially’ interested.

Juventus are willing to part with Kean this summer, but will have to buy him out first. It will cost them €28million (£23.8million) thanks to their prior arrangement.

The issue, then, is that neither Newcastle nor Leeds would be willing to go above €20million (£17million) with a bid for Kean, per the report. Hence, Juventus could offload him, but would be making an instant loss.

There will have to be some serious thinking about the costs of the operation. But if Kean needs another fresh start, the Premier League could be his next destination.

Although he struggled last time he was there with Everton, he has adapted well when changing clubs in other previous examples. For example, he did relatively well with PSG, only to see them decline any permanent deal.

Now, he may have to head back to England, although not necessarily with parent club Everton. Whether they could interrupt his loan with Juventus to sell him on for a lower sum seems questionable.

Hence, it is up to Juventus to take the first necessary step in this transfer chain of events. Even then, it will be a complicated process before they can arrive at the desired outcome.

Newcastle might make more sense than Leeds for Moise Kean

If everything does work out, though, would Kean do well for either Newcastle or Leeds? Well, both clubs are looking for attacking reinforcements before the transfer window closes at the start of September.

Leeds, though, have been focusing on Kean’s Italian compatriot, Wilfried Gnonto. He will be cheaper than the 22-year-old, too.

Newcastle want further competition up front, so perhaps they would make more sense for Kean. However, signing him for a significant fee would represent something of a gamble.

There is plenty of time ahead for Kean to make himself a strong striker for the long-term. His ability to feature across the frontline would also be promising. But the goals need to start coming more frequently if he is to truly convince.