Darren Bent has ripped into Moise Kean and claimed Everton must get rid of him this summer.
The former Aston Villa and England hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, suggests the 20-year-old is not worth the headache he is causing the Toffees.
The club were left “appalled” after a video emerged of Kean breaching the government’s social distancing with a party at his home.
The striker is set to be fined £100,000 – two week’s wages – for his actions in what is another blot in his copybook during his time at Everton.
He was dropped by former manager Marco Silva back in November for breaching club rules on timekeeping on two separate occasions.
With just one goal in 26 appearances this season, Bent suggests the exit may be beckoning for the forward this summer.
“He’s made a few mistakes, put himself in hot water a few times since he’s been at Everton,” Bent told Football Insider.
“I think if the production from him was high and he was playing well, scoring goals, yes he’d still get in a lot of trouble but I think fans, especially Everton fans, would be a bit more lenient with him. They’d think: ‘He’s playing well, we can’t really afford to lose him but come on, let’s try get over this.’
“With Moise Kean, I think they’re going to see him more as a hindrance. He’s not producing the goods, there’s always a story about him, doesn’t seem to be focused on the job in hand, doesn’t want to listen to instructions.
“Before he went to Everton I did question him because people were saying he was one of the biggest X-factors in world football, one of the most courted youngsters in world football and automatically I thought: ‘If he’s one of the best of youngsters in world football, why would Juventus let him go?’
“For me, I’d be inclined to say, if I was Everton, I don’t think the production’s worth the amount of headache this guy’s causing so I’d probably just cut my losses and move on.”