'Disrespectful' - Exclusive: Whelan slaughters attacker after Everton exit confirmed
Noel Whelan claims the Premier League was “too much” for Moise Kean after the Everton striker sealed a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday.
The former Leeds United forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that the 20-year-old ‘offered nothing’ on the pitch and ‘showed a lack of respect’ for the club during lockdown.
The club confirmed last weekend that the Italian striker had joined Ligue 1 giants PSG on a season-long loan deal, 12 months after he arrived to Goodison Park from Juventus.
↩️ | Moise Kean will spend the remainder of 2020/21 on loan at @PSG_inside.
Best of luck for the season, Moise! 🔵
— Everton (@Everton) October 4, 2020
Kean scored twice for the Toffees in the Carabao Cup this season but played just 13 minutes of the Premier League football.
Whelan was hopeful that the Merseyside could get the Italy international off the wage bill on a permanent basis next summer.
“I never rated Moise Kean,” he told Football Insider. “I did not rate him when he came into Everton, even though there was a lot of hype about him. That is all it was, hype.
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“The Premier League was too much for him. He never showcased his skills or what he had to offer because he did not produce when given the opportunity.
“We are looking at a ruthless Everton now. They are bigger and better. Kean does not fit the bill for Ancelotti.
“Hopefully it will click for him at PSG and they can get him off the wage bill permanently.
“They need a better striker than Kean because he does not offer anything. He doesn’t score goals, his movement is not the best and he cannot hold the ball up. Just look at Calvert-Lewin – that is a striker that ticks all the boxes.
“The lockdown did not do Kean any favours either. The party he had showed a lack of respect and quite frankly I would have got him out then if it was possible.”
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