Newcastle urged to steer well clear of signing two-goal Premier League forward as links hot up

Moise Kean of Juventus during the Serie A match between US Salernitana v Juventus at Stadio Arechi

Noel Whelan has told Newcastle they should steer clear of a move for Everton forward Moise Kean, who is currently on loan at Juventus.

Italian outlet Juve Dipendenza reported recently that Eddie Howe is considering making a move for the attacker to bolster the club’s hopes of securing a top-four spot come the end of the season.

The report states that the Magpies want to give Kean another chance to shine in the Premier League.

His spell at Goodison Park has not been a fruitful one, scoring just two goals in 29 appearances for the club.

That led to the Toffees offloading Kean on a two-year loan at the start of the 2021-22 campaign.

Juve do have an option to buy the Italy international for a reported £24million at the end of the current season.

However, it’s reported that Newcastle are considering making a move of their own after the 22-year-old showed much-improved form firstly at PSG and then in Turin.

Kean not suited to English football

But Whelan thinks chasing the winger is a mistake, telling Football Insider: “No disrespect to Kean. He came to the Premier League with Everton and found it very difficult.

“He didn’t set the world alight and, in the end, there were more negatives than positives in his performances.

“Looking back at that season, I’d say it was too much for him.

“Whether he struggled with the style of play at Everton, I don’t know. They had much better attacking players back then.

“I don’t think Kean would improve Newcastle’s squad too much.

“If they’re looking for someone to come in and try and keep them around those Champions League spots, I think they’ve got to look for a better option than Moise Kean.”

Newcastle are back in action on December 21 when they host Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup.

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