By Noel Whelan

27th Dec, 2019 | 12:57pm

'Not good enough' - Pundit rips into 'Average' Everton player who's been a 'Bad signing'

Noel Whelan has ripped into Everton striker Moise Kean and doubts whether new manager Carlo Ancelotti can turn his fortunes around at Goodison Park.

The former Leeds and Coventry forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says he has not seen enough from the Italian hitman to suggest he will be anything other than a flop for the Toffees.

Kean arrived from Juventus over the summer but is yet to find the back of the net in England, his 13-minute cameo against Burnley on Boxing Day his 17th outing for the Merseyside outfit.

Having watched the teenage striker toil under former boss Marco Silva, Whelan says Kean looks like a bang-average player and that Ancelotti’s arrival will not change much.

Asked if Ancelotti could help his fellow countryman succeed at Goodison Park, Whelan told Football Insider: “I don’t think he can make him a better player, I think he’s average.

“I’ve not seen anything from him to suggest to me that he’s been a good signing, absolutely not. He’s not going to get you 20 goals a season, not a chance.

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“You’re going to get goals every two, three games from someone like that and that’s not good enough. Moise Kean, from what I’ve seen – I don’t care if you speak English, Double Dutch or Italian, I don’t think he’s going to improve him. I just think he’s been a bad signing.”

Kean arrived at Goodison Park having scored eight goals in 21 appearances for Juventus, his form earning him three Italy caps.

As well as his fellow countryman, Ancelotti has Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Cenk Tosun and makeshift striker Richarlison to fill the void at centre-forward.

In other Everton news, Darren Bent has torn into a first-team player who started the win over Burnley.