Moise Kean Eyes Italian Return as Napoli Linked to Striker
What Went Wrong for Kean in England?
The youngster has found it initially difficult to adapt to the ferocious pace of the English game.
With just one goal 26 appearances for the Toffees, he has failed to live up to his £27 million transfer fee since arriving at Goodison last summer.
His most infamous moment came in a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford. Everton caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson brought Kean on as a substitute in the 70th minute but replaced him just 18 minutes later.
Ferguson stated: “I just needed to make a substitution to kill a bit of time. I’ve got so many strikers on the bench, I just decided to make that change”.
Many stood in support of the 19-year-old. However, he still had his critics, including Graeme Souness, who questioned his character and discipline, which was in turn met by anger from the public who deemed Souness’ comments to have racist undertones.
But in light of the recent scandal surrounding Kean, it does beg the question, does Moise Kean have a disciplinary problem?
After being spotted partying with friends amidst the UK lockdown regulations due to the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic, Kean has found himself in hot water.
A club statement read: “Everton Football Club was appalled to learn of an incident in which a first-team player ignored Government guidance and club policy in relation to the coronavirus crisis.
“The club has strongly expressed its disappointment to the player and made it clear that such actions are completely unacceptable.”
Kean’s actions also angered many on social media who referred to his careless attitude towards frontline workers in the UK.
This situation comes just a month after fellow Premier League footballer Jack Grealish was fined £150,000 for his breach of social distancing.
However, this is not the first time Kean has found himself in trouble with the club as in November 2019, Kean was dropped from the Everton 18-man squad to face Southampton, due to a breach of squad rules after he arrived late to team meetings on two separate occasions.
Kean’s Talent is Undeniable
Following his professional debut at Italian giants Juventus aged just 16 years old, Kean would go on to showcase his phenomenal talent for the Old Lady. It earned him the reputation as one of football’s brightest prospects.
Having made three caps for Italy, grabbing two goals in the process, Kean became the youngest player to score for the Azzuri since 1958 after his well-timed finish against Finland in 2019.
Scoring 12 Serie A goals during his teenage years for both Juventus and Verona, it is no doubt that Kean’s impact has come in Italian football. A move to Naples might be the perfect step to getting the young forward’s career back on track.
Still only 20 years old, Kean’s lightning pace and eye for goal shows no signs of slowing down. His talent is undeniable, but whether he capitalises on this natural-born gift is still to be seen.
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