By Noel Whelan

6th Sep, 2021 | 8:30am

Whelan salutes 'outstanding business' from Everton chief Brands after Sky's Kean update

Everton director of football Marcel Brands has pulled off an “outstanding” piece of business to sell Moise Kean at a profit.

So says ex-Premier League forward Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Kean’s exit to Juventus was confirmed on 31 August.

Sky Sports reported the following day that the Italian club would re-sign the centre-forward on a two-year loan deal with an obligation to buy.

The Toffees will receive £24million up front on top of a £6m loan fee, and bonuses could boost the total cost of the deal to £32.6m.

He scored just four goals for Everton after joining from Juve two seasons ago for 27m.

And Whelan is impressed that the Merseysiders have managed to turn a profit on the misfiring 21-year-old.

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He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “He can do it abroad, he’s just not been able to do it here in the Premier League.

“He’s still very young and it might turn around for him in due time. But I thought it was a step too far in the Premier League.

“At a team like Paris Saint-Germain or Juventus where you’re dominant in the league, you should be able to do it.

“To get that amount of money for a player who’s done absolutely nothing, I think his last involvement was a red card, it says a lot about Marcel Brands.

“He can be a fantastic player over there, but it’s outstanding business for Everton.”

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