Everton’s 2-0 loss at home to Norwich City was a new low for the Toffee’s as the club have begun a spiral down the table. Poor team performances have evidently seen some individual under-performers but new signing Moise Kean who joined from Juventus in the summer has had a particularly poor start for his new side.
The highly touted youngster has appeared nine times but has only started on two occasions for Marco Silva’s men. Making matters worse for the youngster, in these nine appearances, he is yet to score. In Everton’s win against Southampton, the Italian was not even on the bench as his discipline and commitment were brought into question after he was late for two team meetings – a punishment Marco Silva felt was necessary.
In a football world now ruled by agents making demands and spoiling players, rumours emerged last week that Moise Kean was unhappy and wanted to leave. Where did these rumours could from though? His father.
Perhaps with the state that Everton are in at the moment, Kean feels out of favour. He has yet to score in the Premier League but has not had many chances to do so.
But this move is by no means a mistake. The Toffees have a notoriously good system for developing young players and Kean’s talents are appreciated on Merseyside. It is clearly a troubling time for the club but moving away in January could be a mistake.
Moise Kean seems to understand this and hit back at his father’s comments, essentially dismissing them. Everton have also had something to say on the matter as they were quick to silence the rumours. Marco Silva announced that the Italian-U21 would not be leaving the club in January.
What has been said?
Silva confounded Everton’s commitment to Kean this stating that “Nothing has changed” since they signed him and that he will take time to adapt as “coming to the Premier League would be completely different for him”.
It is clear that last week’s news has been part of the rumour mill. Kean surely won’t leave, however, he may struggle to hide his anger if he continues to underperform. In his few performances, he has shown strength, pace and skill but is yet to really dazzle but considering his manager is under pressure, some big performances from the youngster could be on their way.