Reports claim Moise Kean wants to stay at Paris Saint-Germain but any deal to sign him permanently from Everton will be ‘complicated’.
Kean, 21, moved to the Parc des Princes on a season-long loan in early October. The forward joined Everton from Italian giants Juventus in the summer of 2019.
But he failed to hit the heights in his first season at Goodison Park. The Italy international scored just two goals from 29 Premier League appearances and started only six games.
He scored twice in this season’s EFL Cup for the Toffees but Carlo Ancelotti opted to send him across the Channel.
It certainly proved be the right move for the player. He has shone in the French capital, scoring 15 goals from 27 appearances in all competitions.
And his form for PSG prompted speculation that Juve would try to re-sign their former star in the summer. It was reported over the weekend that the Old Lady were willing to offer cash plus one of two players.
The Bianconeri are said to be happy to sacrifice either Aaron Ramsey or Douglas Costa to sweeten the deal. But Le10 Sport are reporting that Kean has set his sights on remaining in Paris.
He wants the Ligue 1 giants to ‘do everything’ to keep him at the club. That might be tough, as it was reported back in February that Everton have placed a £70m price tag on him.
And, when asked if Kean would stay, PSG sporting director Leonardo confessed it would not be easy.
“Difficult,” he told France Bleu. “Everton didn’t want to lose him (permanently). He plays very well, he scores.
“We could not do anything other than a loan and I think that today having him available for a year is already very positive.
“If we can see the future under certain conditions, we will try to see how it goes, but today, it’s very complicated.”
Room for Kean back at Everton
Ancelotti has overseen a solid season for the Merseysiders in 2020-2021. They sit eighth in the standings and have every chance of qualifying for European football next term.
Keane was not known as a prolific marksman before his move to PSG. Ancelotti will hope that he can replicate his Paris form if he does return to the club next season.
There will be room for him at Goodison Park but his heart seems set on Paris.