Paris Saint-Germain have an option to buy Moise Kean after his loan spell as part of their agreement with Everton, according to reports.
Kean failed to live up to expectations after joining Everton from Juventus last summer. The striker only managed to score four goals for the Toffees.
Hence, Everton decided it was best to move him on during the summer transfer window. It gave him the opportunity to move to a new league to try and resurrect his career.
French champions PSG announced the loan signing of Kean late in the transfer window, uniting him with Italy international teammates Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi.
At the time, no option to buy was mentioned as part of the deal. However, it has now emerged that PSG do actually have a clause to sign him on a permanent basis if they wish.
That’s according to France Football, who claim that PSG can sign Kean for €20m at the end of his loan deal. That’s around €10m less than what Everton originally paid for him.
When considering a permanent departure for Kean, the Merseyside club had been holding out for as much money as possible.
Their demands made a return to Juventus more difficult for Kean, who had been a target for his former club. The Serie A champions were on the lookout for a new striker to add depth over the summer – with their addition of Alvaro Morata showing their focus on the position.
However, Juventus were unable to make an offer that Everton deemed high enough. It forced Kean to look elsewhere, with PSG leaving it late to snap him up.
It appears Everton have dropped their initial demands, and will be willing to let PSG buy Kean for a cheaper fee than the one they asked Juve for.
Kean not too upset to leave Everton
Reflecting on his decision to leave Goodison Park after just one season, Kean recently admitted that he wasn’t too down about the move.
“I am not particularly upset to have left English football, even if the banner from the Everton fans really moved me, as I wasn’t expecting it,” he told RAI Sport – referring to an anti-racism banner displayed in solidarity with him shortly after he arrived in England.
“It’s true, I could’ve returned to Juve, but I made this decision along with my family to play in Ligue 1. I’ve been to Paris before and have relatives here.
“I hope to learn a great deal from this fantastic experience. I am young, I like to work closely with top strikers, so I can learn from their experience and their style of football.”
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