Paul Robinson has revealed he is “amazed” how little Everton have used new striker Moise Kean this season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England and Tottenham goalkeeper can’t fathom how often Marco Silva has overlooked the £27million summer signing from Juventus.
Kean has started just two of Everton’s nine Premier League matches this season, although he has been a substitute in the other seven.
Robinson has seen enough of the 19-year-old centre-forward to be convinced he should have a major role in Silva’s side.
“I think their lack of firepower is the problem,” told Football Insider. “I don’t think they’ve got enough, they bought the boy in from Juventus and I am so surprised at the lack of game time he’s had in a team that does have a lack of firepower.
“Calvert-Lewin, the manager likes him, he always seems to give him the nod, he always seems to play but obviously is not scoring the goals.”
Asked about the possibility of new striker signings, Robinson was dismissive.
“I think they should give the one they’ve got a go. I don’t see why Kean doesn’t play. I like him, he’s a big striker, is a threat in the air, he works hard honestly don’t (know), I’m amazed as to why he doesn’t get more game time.”
Kean has yet to open his Everton scoring account, but netted eight times in 21 matches for Juventus and has also scored twice in three matches for Italy.
Everton signed six players permanently in the summer window, with Kean joined by midfield trio Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, goalkeeper Jonas Lössl and attacking midfielder Alex Iwobi.
The Merseysiders also recruited right-back Djibril Sidibé on loan from Monaco.