By Noel Whelan

7th Jul, 2021 | 4:00pm

Everton tipped to seal new signing to replace loan-to-buy departing star

Noel Whelan has tipped Everton to green light the loan exit of Moise Kean to bring in a new signing this summer.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested a temporary move would be the “easiest and quickest” way to get the 21-year-old’s wages off the books at Goodison Park.

Reputable Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has reported (July 1st) Everton and PSG are in negotiations over a loan-to-buy deal for Kean.

The Italy international spent the majority of last term on loan with the French giants. 

Whelan admitted getting Kean off the books permanently would be the “perfect scenario for Everton”. 

However, he insisted a loan could make room for a new addition on Merseyside.

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Asked if Everton should demand a permanent sale rather than a loan, Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “That would be the perfect scenario for Everton.

“But is it the perfect scenario for PSG? If they were that dead set on him then they would be putting in an offer straight away.

“Right now, especially with the uncertainty of Pochettino, if he’s going to be there come the end of next season, maybe the loan move is best.

“Get him off the wage bill, free up a lot of that money because he’ll be on a fair bit on money there as well.

“I think right now, that’s probably the easiest and quickest way to free up a space for somebody who does want to come in and play at Everton.”

Kean played 41 times and scored 17 goals during his loan spell at PSG.

However, he has only netted four times in 37 appearances for Everton.

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