Mills makes Kean transfer prediction after Romano update on Everton exit talks
Everton are right to only want to offload Moise Kean on a permanent deal, according to Danny Mills.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Leeds United and England defender suggested Rafa Benitez could hand Kean a chance to thrive at Goodison Park next term.
The Liverpool Echo reported on 6 July Everton do not want to loan out the Italian this summer.
As reported by journalist Fabrizio Romano (July 1st), Kean wants to return to PSG and the clubs have held negotiations over a loan-to-buy deal.
Kean spent the previous campaign with Paris Saint-Germain where his 41 games yielded 17 goals and one assist.
However, that does not mean he will not leave Goodison Park this summer as there is still a possibility he could exit on a permanent deal.
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Asked whether Kean could thrive under Benitez next season, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “Yes, he could do.
“It’s up to different managers to get the best out of players and form that sort of relationship.
“I’m sure Rafa Benitez will say to him ‘Look, this is where we’re at, this is what I think of you and show me how good you are. If you want to play it’s not a problem. I’ll give you an opportunity. If you are going to go out, we want it to be permanent and we can use that money to bring in other players.’
“It gets to a point where you can’t keep loaning people out. You either stay, work hard and improve or you move on for a fee so the club can recoup that.”
Kean featured in 37 games across all competitions for Everton in his only campaign with the club.
The 21-year-old scored four times and provided two assists in that time.
In other news, Everton have reached an agreement on a big-name signing.