Moise Kean has admitted that leaving Everton after just one season does not really “upset” him.
The Italian striker arrived at Goodison Park from Juventus with big expectations last summer. However, he only managed to score four times for the Toffees.
Kean has since joined Paris Saint-Germain on loan for the season. The French champions, however, do not have the option to buy him permanently.
Even so, Kean has been reflecting on his time at Everton, admitting he does not feel too bad about leaving the Premier League behind.
“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.
The 20-year-old had been the target of racial abuse during his time playing in Serie A. Everton supporters grouped together to raise funds for a banner which read ‘No al razzismo’ (‘no to racism’).
Kean remains under contract at Goodison Park until 2024, having joined Everton for €27.5m last summer.
Kean explains decision not to rejoin Juventus
There had been talk that Kean could have returned to Juventus over the summer, and the striker reveals that it was a possibility.
However, he is glad to have chosen a new adventure to play in France for the first time.
“It’s true, I could’ve returned to Juve, but I made this decision along with my family to play in Ligue 1,” he explained. “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.”