While Moise Kean shining at Paris Saint Germain is good news for the French side and parent club Everton, it is like a dagger through the heart for Juventus.
The Italian giants’ decision to sell Kean back in 2019 is often questioned, and their failure to get him on loan again last summer is widely considered a major failure.
We’ve covered numerous reports from Italy regarding Juventus’ stance on Kean’s successes this season and how Juve are watching it all unfold with envious glances and dreams of what may have been.
Calciomercato look at that today and state that the idea of ‘Juve mocked’ is a definition that ‘infuriates the fans’ and often the club.
However, when it comes to Kean, they say that ‘perhaps it is correct to use it’ given their attempts to re-sign the player last summer.
The website explains that Juventus were keen for Kean to return to Turin on loan and had the okay of the player and his agent, Mino Raiola.
Everton, though, were less than willing to do a deal and Juventus ‘bumped against the resistance’ of the club, who ‘demanded’ that the Serie A giants return the €30m that they paid for the striker in 2019.
That is something Juve were not willing to do, and so Kean went to PSG instead, on loan without a right to buy.
Those conditions have not prevented him from ‘making the leap in quality’, with the striker currently sitting on 16 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions so far.
Now PSG will ‘have to pay a lot’ to keep him this summer, with it yet to be seen if they are willing to match any demands that Everton put in place.
If they aren’t, they will still have benefitted from a year of ‘exploiting’ Kean, something Juventus had also wanted to do and are deeply sorry they couldn’t manage.