Everton told to bin 'disruptive' Kean amid Romano update - Whelan
Noel Whelan has urged Rafael Benitez to green light Moise Kean’s exit from Everton this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds striker insisted the 21-year-old could be a “disruptive” presence if he is forced to stay at Goodison Park.
As reported by reputable journalist Fabrizio Romano (July 1st), Kean wants to return to PSG and the clubs are in negotiations over a loan-to-buy deal.
It is said the deal depends on whether newly-appointed Benitez gives the green light for him to leave.
The 21-year-old spent most of last season on loan with the French giants and scored 17 goals in 41 appearances.
Whelan ripped into the striker for his wantaway attitude and suggested he could not cut it in the Premier League.
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Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “I still think the Premier League is too much for him.
“I think that was proved during his time at Everton. The French league, no disrespect, is easier to play, especially if you’re playing for PSG.
“Let’s see how good he would do if he went to play for Lille or Monaco. They’re not the strength that PSG are and he wouldn’t score as many goals, put it that way.
“The Premier League is a different kettle of fish. Some people can do it, some people can’t.
“If he’s not willing to fight, as a manager and even as a player, you don’t want teammates like that on your side.
“If he doesn’t want to be there then the best thing to do is let him go. We know that when you have certain players that aren’t happy at the club, they can be disruptive.
“They need a really good, clean, fast start to the season under Rafa Benitez because there is pressure on him.
“Even though he’s a great manager and what he’s done in the game, there’s an expectation that he needs to hit the ground running very quickly.”
Kean scored four goals in 37 appearances for Everton during his first season on Merseyside.
He also has nine caps and two goals under his belt for Italy.