Paris Saint Germain director of football Leonardo has insisted the club do not have a purchase option for Everton striker Moise Kean.
The Italian joined the Ligue 1 side on loan at the end of the transfer window, having endured a difficult first season in England following a move from Juventus.
He has made an instant impact with the French champions, rediscovering the form he showed with Juventus and racking up five goals and one assist in seven games so far.
His form has already seen him breaking records with the club, with a double in the Champions League last month making him the youngest Italian player to have scored in his first appearance as a starter in the competition.
Naturally, there has been plenty of talk about PSG turning the move into a permanent one, despite Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti insisting he will be returning next season.
Leonardo has now pretty much confirmed that is the case, revealing that they did not negotiate a purchase clause.
“There is no purchase option for Moise Kean,” he said at a recent press conference.
“It would, unfortunately, be very high. He is an excellent player, whom we have been following for a while, a very powerful player!”
That will certainly come as good news for Everton fans, who were already dubious about their club’s decision to let Kean go.
His impressive performances in Paris have only added to that belief so ensuring he is back at the club in the summer, full of confidence and with his value restored, is a good decision all round.
Of course, it remains to be seen if he stays at the club beyond that – at the moment it looks unlikely – but Everton having control of the situation is undeniably a positive.