Moise Kean needs a change of “mentality” to forge a future at Everton, according to Alex McLeish.

The former Scotland boss, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted he was baffled how the 21-year-old could look like a “superstar” overseas but struggle in England.

As quoted by the Liverpool Echo, Carlo Ancelotti confirmed he planned to hold talks over Kean’s future ahead of the summer.

The Italy international has featured regularly for the French giants, including in the Champions League.

McLeish admitted he was confused how such talented players struggled to make their mark in the Premier League.

He suggested Ancelotti would have to get inside Kean’s head if the striker is to be a success in England.

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McLeish told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “Moise Kean went to France, hit a few goals. We saw him in the Champions League and you’re thinking: ‘Wait a minute. Moise, where was this at Everton?’

“Sometimes, I don’t know for what reason, some players coming from abroad don’t adapt to the Premier League the way they would to an international league abroad. Places like France and Italy, you’re sometimes puzzled, thinking he was a superstar over there.

“Again, it’s to do with mentality. If he comes back, there would need to be some kind of change for him to be a superstar. Between talks with the manager, the setting up of the player and in what way suits the system, to try and get into his head for the English game.

“But if he doesn’t want to come back then you’re already against the curb a wee bit.” 


Kean has scored 17 goals in 41 appearances during his loan spell at PSG.

Meanwhile, he has netted just four times in 37 games for Everton.

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