In-form striker Moise Kean is “surplus to requirements” at Everton, according to Noel Whelan.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the former Leeds United and Coventry City striker claimed the Italian’s impressive performances on loan at PSG could earn him a permanent blockbuster move to France.
Kean joined last season’s Champions League finalists on a season-long loan last month and has already netted five goals in seven games.
Everton have been heavily reliant on Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has scored half of their Premier League goals this term.
However, Whelan has claimed Kean does not possess the other qualities needed to lead the line for Carlo Ancelotti.
He told Football Insider: “It’s probably not just about him scoring goals.
“There’s got be a relationship between player and manager as well, you don’t let a young player go away to PSG unless you didn’t think he can do it for your side.
“There’s certain characteristics that Ancelotti wants, can he work hard like Calvert-Lewin does? Can he do the groundwork that Richarlison does?
“You’ve got to look at the big picture. If he doesn’t fit the bill and tick every single box the manager wants and requires from a centre-forward, then unfortunately he’s going to be surplus to requirements for his squad.
“He didn’t set the world on fire when he was at Everton, that’s for sure.
“I’ve got to tell you now that I think most players can go to PSG and score goals. But the Premier League is the hardest league in the world and he found it very difficult adapting to the Premier League because of how tough it was.
“Fair play to him, he’s gone out there, it might put something in Ancelotti’s mind, but I don’t think they’re going to rekindle that relationship, if anything, it might just be him pushing for a permanent.”
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