Everton could get £31million for Moise Kean from Paris Saint-Germain in January but “hidden fees” mean the headline figure wouldn’t tell the full story.
That is according to former Premier League midfielder Michael Brown, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Sky Sports revealed that PSG are in negotiations with the Toffees with a view to securing a permanent deal for the on-loan striker.
The news comes as Marcel Brands stated Everton fans shouldn’t expect to see the club make any signings in January, with their focus instead on “offloading” players.
Kean is one such player and the £31m sum quoted would mean Everton could make £4m profit on the man they signed from Juventus for around £27m in August 2019 — or so it would seem.
Everton fans shouldn’t take the potential fee at face value, according to Brown, who also thinks we are indeed unlikely to see much in the way of incomings at Goodison Park after Brands’ revelation.
He told Football Insider: “If it’s £27million [original fee] and £31m [reported fee] we don’t know if that’s profit because there could be £5m hidden fees here there and everywhere. There could be a £12m future payment, £15m of the £31m could be subject to them winning the league or him getting the golden boot.
“I think they’ve come out and said there’s not gonna be much movement in the transfer window.
“I thought there would be a little bit of movement, to be honest. I thought if there was someone there that wasn’t too far out of reach then they’d do it.
“But when they say not much movement, it might mean one or two that they’re working on. But it’s not going to be an influx, is it?
“But you think, with Ancelotti doing well, is there gonna be three or four coming in again? But it doesn’t look like that’s going to be the case.”
Moise Kean never got going in England after arriving on a wave of optimism two summers ago.
In France, however, he has rediscovered his undoubted talent, netting 11 times in 20 appearances so far.