PSG sporting director speaks on Everton striker’s future

Lewis Oldham

PSG sporting director Leonardo has insisted that they still wish to make Moise Kean’s loan move from Everton permanent this summer.

Kean made his first breakthrough with Italian giants Juventus. He scored seven times for them from just 17 appearances in the 2018/19 campaign.

This form tempted Everton to splash out an initial €27m to sign the forward ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.

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But he failed to live up to the hype during his first season with the Toffees. He made 33 appearances for them during his debut term in England, but he only managed to score twice.

Kean scored twice in the early rounds of this year’s Carabao Cup, but he ended up joining PSG on loan until the end of the season.

He is enjoying a fantastic campaign with the French giants, having scored 14 times from 26 games this season.

PSG intend to make the deal permanent this summer. The club’s sporting director, Leonardo, told France Bleu Paris, as cited by Inside Futbol, that they will know more about Kean’s price tag by the end of the season:

“This [price of players] is something we will know more towards the end when we understand the situation better.

“Then [during last summer] it was a choice, we could not do otherwise, it was a loan.

“And today, having Kean available for a year is already something very positive.

“And if we can see in the future depending on the conditions, we will try to see how it [making the move permanent] goes.”