‘He felt VERY bad about being sold to Everton’: Moise Kean’s brother slams ex-Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri for selling him to the Toffees – where he scored just four goals in 39 games – before finding his feet back in Turin
- Moise Kean has struggled in recent years to live up to his early career promise
- The Juventus forward joined Everton in 2019 having departed Juventus
- Brother of the forward said he resented the fact that he was sold to the Toffees
Moise Kean’s brother has lamented his 2019 sale to Everton – saying he felt ‘very bad’ about his move to the Premier League outfit.
The Juventus forward, 22, joined Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton in 2019 having been let go by Maurizio Sarri.
Kean failed to deliver on his early promise at Goodison Park, putting in a long series of poor performances while also often being accused of not trying hard enough.
Moise Kean’s brother, Giovanni, said that his brother is now in the mind frame of a ‘monk’ as he attempts to get his career back on track
He suffered the ultimate ignominy under Duncan Ferguson when he was subbed on at Old Trafford against Manchester United before being subbed off again.
Speaking to Tuttosport (via Football Italia), Giovanni Kean said: ‘The last year was the most difficult of his career, but it served as a lesson for him. I was sure he would come out of it because he has character and, when he feels confidence, he manages to prove himself.
‘He has worked on his weight and his head, he is in monk’s style. But he is at 70% and still has ample room for growth, also because he is only 22. In Paris, many phenomenons thought he was a goner, but he scored 17 goals in one season.
‘Every now and then in recent months he would say to me: “Enough, I’m leaving!” but they were impromptu outbursts due to poor usage.
‘He has never been about to leave and does not intend to, neither now nor in the future.
The on-loan Juventus star spent a season with Paris Saint Germain which his brother cited as being evidence for him being a capable player
‘On the contrary, he has pushed to return to Juventus, it’s his home. (Massimiliano) Allegri was the first to realise his progress.
‘What a delight to see him score a brace at Lazio under the eyes of Sarri, who did not want him. Kean felt very bad about being sold to Everton.’
Kean’s struggles at Everton coincided with the club’s alarming decline, though he has found himself on loan for the large majority of the past two seasons, making two appearances in 2020-21 and one the season after, in the Premier League alone.
The Italian often struggled to make an impact at Manchester United – regularly being criticised for his attitude and application
Having scored only four goals in 39 games, Everton supporters might be forgiven for not viewing Kean in the best of light, his attitude and application was often questioned
Only a matter of months into his career on Merseyside, Kean was dropped from the squad for a trip to Southampton. Asked after the game why, Marco Silva simply replied: ‘a decision, just decision’. It emerged he had contravened the club’s rules.
Meanwhile, following Silva’s sacking, Ferguson took over the side before Carlo Ancelotti was appointed.
Kean came off and walked straight past the manager – with no handshake between the pair
In one of his few games, he took charge of the team away at Old Trafford. Kean had been introduced in the 71st minute but was then withdrawn in the 89th, before marching down the tunnel and past Ferguson.
When lockdown was introduced in March 2020, Everton were left incandescent after it emerged he had hosted a party. Their divorce, it would seem, was one of convenience.
After a few difficult years, Kean has begun to get his career back on track in his native Turin. He has scored five goals in 18 appearances, having only managed six in 42 last term.
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