Moise Kean is seen as the child prodigy of Juventus, but the Italian striker could be set to leave the Allianz Stadium this summer, as Corriere Dello Sport understand the Old Lady are considering moving the player on.
The Bianconeri had been planning to renew the 19-year-old’s contract until the summer of 2024, as the former Torino youth star will enter the final twelve months of his current deal on July 1.
Kean had rejected their attempts to commit his future to Juve throughout the season, as he had been holding out for greater assurances that their €2million-a-year (£34.3k-a/w) offer would return further minutes with the first-team. It was thought this would not prove to be too much of a stumbling block, though, as his seven goals in 661 minutes of senior football had proven very attractive to the club’s hierarchy.
Now, however, the player’s continual tardiness while on international duty with Italy’s U21s – that led to his omission from a key European Championship clash with Belgium – has not gone unnoticed back in Turin, where meetings have been held to discuss whether Kean has a future at the Italian champions.
This would obviously be a huge boost for Marcel Brands and Marco Silva’s hopes of striking a deal, as reports have emerged over the last few weeks suggesting we were preparing a €30million (£26.8m) bid.
Competition for Kean’s signature would be fraught regardless though, as La Gazzetta dello Sport understand the striker could be off to Ajax, with Juventus pondering his inclusion as part of a swap deal for Matthijs de Ligt, who is valued at €70million (£62.4m) by his Eredivisie outfit. The deal could also be fast-tracked as Mino Raiola, who is also at the heart of De Ligt’s transfer saga, represents the striker.
Raiola has, however, also alerted Juventus to our interest, with CalcioMercato now reporting that the Toffees hierarchy are planning to lodge the €30million offer and that Juventus may welcome it with open arms.
When it was shared on Reddit that Kean’s Juventus future was in doubt, this is what these Blues fans had to say…