Moise Kean getting sent off for Italy’s U21 side during the week gave all his detractors in the country another excuse to have a go.
They haven’t wasted it.
There’s been column after column explaining why, despite much worry at the time, selling the youngster to Everton was very much the right decision.
That he’s not found the back of the net for the Premier League club yet is another tick in the box for those who want to present the transfer as a great piece of business for Juventus, rather than something they should have avoided.
Calciomercato take up the job today, and state there’s ‘no regrets’ at Juventus over the summer move.
It’s explained Mino Raiola and Juve were close to an agreement which would have seen a big pay-rise for the forward, yet Kean himself wasn’t keen and didn’t give his agreement.
Juve couldn’t find transfers for Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, and later Mario Mandzukic, so that would have also blocked the way to the team, and presented a need to take the offer from Everton.
This time the fee is put at €30m with bonuses included, and Juve had to pick up the associated charges. Despite this being less than what was initially expected, it’s still presented as a good deal.
Calciomercato say Kean had failed to convince Juve he could become ‘an absolutely top player’ and there were also concerns over his ‘mental’ approach to the game.
Of course, these articles will go away when Kean starts doing well for Everton.