If there’s one transfer Leonardo got right in the summer, it was bringing in Moise Kean on loan from Everton.
The young Italian, who tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, has been instrumental in Paris Saint-Germain’s season so far, taking the spotlight off Mauro Icardi entirely, and finding himself finding the back of the net more often than Neymar.
Only there on a dry loan, meaning there was no fee attached and no option to buy the player, the Ligue 1 side find themselves in a rather frustrating position where they have little to no power.
Everton, if they so wished, could bring back a reinvigorated Kean to Goodison Park, where Carlo Ancelotti could profit from his development and give his team a great boost in attack.
Or, if they decide to sell him, they would be able to ask for hefty fees, seeing them make a profit on a player who looked like he could be a failed investment after his first season in England.
All the while, Paris Saint-Germain can only sit there, waiting to see what Ancelotti and Marcel Brands decide to do.
Leonardo has already confirmed they would ‘try’ and make the move permanent if they could, but they know it wouldn’t be easy.
Gazzetta dello Sport have their little and brief take on it, explain that Paris Saint-Germain are ‘carefully weighing every perspective of the Mino Raiola player’ to see what they can do beyond the loan.
We’ll have to see what that means, but our guess would be evaluating whether he’s worth whatever it is Everton want for him, if they’ve even been told that yet.
It would be surprising to see the Toffees want to part ways with Kean after his good season abroad, but a lot could rest on whether or not the striker actually sees his future on Merseyside or not.