The father of Everton striker Moise Kean has urged his son to abandon his spell in England and return to Italy with Roma.

Kean joined Everton in a €25m deal from Juventus this summer in a move that was widely considered a coup for the Blues.

He’s struggled on Merseyside so far, though, with no goals in his 11 appearances to date and little sign of the young star that burst onto the scene at Juve last season.

Instead, Kean has been relegated to a substitute’s role at the club so far and was recently fined by the club for turning up late to a team meeting.

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His situation at Everton has sparked rumours that he could be about to make a swift return to Italy, with suggestions that Mino Raiola is unhappy about how his client has been treated.

Roma are thought to be particularly keen, and now his father has urged him to push for a move to the club.

“Sending my son to England was a mistake because he’s still a young boy, he’s not feeling good at Everton, I didn’t like this transfer,” he told Centro Suono Sport, relayed by Pagine Romaniste.

“I hope he can get back to Italy right away. I hope Roma are interested, the important thing is that he comes back here.

“At Everton where he plays today, he is not doing well; he had to wait a few years and then try an experience abroad. If there is a possibility of sending him back to Italy, I hope he can come back, so as not to ruin him.

“I did not understand why Juventus sold him; I think it was only for economic reasons. I heard that Sarri didn’t want him after Allegri instead valued him.

“If my son were to tell me that Rome is interested in him, I would give my blessing to this move.

“I send a message to my son Moise: listen to me well, I am your biological father, return to Italy to play, you will become a great soccer player, come and play in Rome, alongside your dear friend Nicolò Zaniolo. Don’t think about money, but your career.”