Two Premier League new boys ‘interested’ in £25m Everton flop – player ‘not convinced’

Jason Soutar
Premier League player Moise Kean during a match

Newly-promoted Premier League duo Nottingham Forest and Fulham are reportedly ‘interested’ in signing Everton’s Moise Kean.

The Italian striker broke onto the scene at Juventus before completing a transfer to Everton for around £25m in August 2019.

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The then-19-year-old failed to hit the ground running in England and was subsequently loaned out to Paris Saint-Germain the following summer.

He featured for a single minute in the Premier League last term before re-joining Juventus on a two-year loan. The Old Lady have an obligation to buy the player next year.

Kean is technically still listed as an Everton player on the club’s official website, and despite being on loan in Serie A as things stand, there is current interest in the 22-year-old.

According to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, top-flight returnees Nottingham Forest and Fulham are both ‘interested’ in signing Kean.

However, the Italy international is ‘not convinced’ and will wait it out in case he receives a better opportunity before accepting an offer from Forest or the Cottagers.

Elsewhere, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta “needs a top-four finish” next season, according to club legend Nigel Winterburn.

The Gunners were extremely close to finishing fourth last season but defeats against Tottenham and Newcastle towards the end of the campaign succumbed them to Europa League football next term.

Winterburn told Bet365: “After Christmas, the position they got themselves into, they should have finished fourth. It was a great position. But they didn’t deliver in certain games when they needed to.

“There were several games, but Arteta knows and that will be his biggest regret. Transfers, consistency, home form was good but far too many losses last season.

“He can’t do that again and challenge for the top four, the league will be stronger again this season. I like what he’s doing but there’s still one or two sitting on the fence, thinking we need to see more from the manager.

“But with Europa League this season to add to the confusion, he’s going to have to rotate players, hence why we need a bigger squad. I would think he needs top-four this season.”