Darren Bent has suggested Moise Kean may have played his last game in an Everton shirt after his fine form on loan at Paris-Saint Germain.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Tottenham and England striker has claimed the 20-year-old will not want to return to Goodison Park if he can continue to impress for the French giants.
The 20-year-old, who moved to Ligue 1 on a season-long loan in October, has scored four goals in six appearances for PSG – the same number he netted in 37 games for Everton.
The Italy international came under fire for his discipline during his first season on Merseyside and was reportedly dropped by former boss Marco Silva for a breach of club rules.
Bent has admitted the young forward has “not helped himself” at Everton and suggested he may not want to return to the club next summer if his loan spell goes well.
Bent told Football Insider: “You know what’s going to happen, he’s going to go to PSG, score all these goals and play really well, Everton are going to want to bring him back and he’s not going to want to come back.
“In that respect, I can understand it because he’s not really been given much of an opportunity at Everton – I know he’s not helped himself as well in certain situations – but he’s going to go to PSG, find his form, link up with some of those players, enjoy his football, find his confidence again.
“The last thing he wants to do is leave PSG, come back to Everton, fall behind Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison, not get much game time and be like: ‘What’s the point in me coming back here?’
“I reckon if he scores 15 to 20 goals, does really, really well, he won’t come back.”