Noel Whelan ripped into Everton attacker Moise Kean when explaining why Marco Silva’s side currently find themselves in the relegation zone.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Leeds United and Coventry City attacker explained that he thought if the Toffees had a potent striker to call on then they wouldn’t be sat 18th in the league table.
Kean became Everton’s fifth signing of the summer after the Toffees agreed to pay a fee of £25.1m, it could rise to £27.5m, to Juventus for his services but he has failed to score for the club so far.
Whelan shared that he is yet to be convinced by the Toffees’ big-money signing as he claimed Kean hasn’t shown anything to suggest he could get 20-goals-a-season.
“They’ve got a lot of flair in midfield and down the wings but they’re lacking that potent striker,” Whelan told Football Insider.
“And if they had sorted that out, they probably wouldn’t be in the position they are now because Kean to me looks average, he hasn’t shown anything special to me yet, to suggest he’s their No.9, he’s their main striker that can get 20-goals-a-season.”
The 19-year-old has played eight times for the Toffees in the Premier League this season but has only completed 90 minutes on one occasion.
In his 2018/19 campaign with Juventus, Kean scored six goals in 13 Serie A appearances and also contributed an assist in his league outings.