‘He felt REALLY bad about being sold to Everton’: Moise Kean’s brother berates ex-Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri for selling him to the Toffees – where he scored just four goals in 39 games – before turning his back found in Turin
- Moise Kean has struggled to fulfill his early career promise in recent years
- The Juventus striker joined Everton in 2019 after leaving Juventus
- The attacker’s brother said he resented being sold to the Toffees
Moise Kean’s brother lamented the decision to sell the striker to Everton in 2019 – claiming he felt ‘really bad’ about his move to the Premier League team.
The 22-year-old Juventus striker joined the Toffees after then Bianconeri manager Maurizio Sarri cleared him to move to Goodison Park for £27.5 million.
However, Kean never adjusted to life in the Premier League. He put on a long string of poor performances and was also often accused of not trying hard enough.
Moise Kean’s brother Giovanni said his brother is now in the mind of a ‘monk’ as he tries to get his career back on track
He suffered the ultimate infamy under Duncan Ferguson when he was brought on at Old Trafford against Manchester United before being sent off again just 18 minutes later.
In conversation with Tuttosport (via Football Italy), Giovanni Kean said: ‘Last year was the hardest of his career, but it served as a lesson for him. I was sure he would come out because he has character and when he feels confident he knows how to prove himself.
‘He’s worked on his weight and his head, he’s in the style of a monk. But he is at 70% and still has plenty of room for growth, also because he is only 22. In Paris, many phenomena thought he was a goner, but he scored 17 goals in one season.
‘In the last few months he would occasionally say to me: ‘Enough, I’m leaving!’ but they were impromptu outbursts due to bad use.
“He has never been about to leave and does not intend to, now or in the future.
The loaned Juventus star spent a season at Paris Saint Germain, which his brother said was proof that he was a capable player.
“On the contrary, he has pushed to return to Juventus, it is his home. (Massimiliano) Allegri was the first to realize his progress.
“What a joy to see him score a brace at Lazio in front of Sarri, who didn’t want him. Kean felt very bad about his sale to Everton.’
Kean’s struggles at Everton coincided with the club’s alarming decline, despite spending most of the past two seasons on loan.
The Italian often struggled to impress at Manchester United – he was regularly criticized for his attitude and effort
After scoring just four goals in 39 games, Everton supporters can be forgiven for not seeing Kean in the best light, his attitude and effort often being questioned
Just a few months into his Merseyside career, Kean was dropped from the squad for a trip to Southampton. Asked after the match why, Marco Silva simply replied: ‘a decision, a fair decision’. It turned out that he had broken the rules of the club.
Meanwhile, following Silva’s sacking, Ferguson took over the side before Carlo Ancelotti was appointed.
Kean got out and walked right past the manager – with no handshake between the pair
In one of his few games, he took charge of the team at Old Trafford. Kean had been introduced in the 71st minute, but was then withdrawn in the 89th, before marching through the tunnel and past Ferguson.
When the lockdown was introduced in March 2020, Everton was left glowing after it emerged he had hosted a party. Their divorce, it seems, was one of convenience.
After a few difficult years in Turin, Kean has started to get his career back on track. He scored five goals in 18 appearances, scoring just six in 42 last season.