Tue. Jun 22nd, 2021

Kean to leave

Just days after Thomas Tuchel’s outburst regarding the club’s transfer policy, PSG look to be reacting.

Sporting Director Leonardo publicly criticised Tuchel for his comments but did say the club were working on incomings.

With both Edinson Cavani and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting leaving the club, the French capital side needed offensive reinforcement.

It appears, according to the latest reports from France, that Everton’s Moise Kean could join up with compatriot Marco Verratti.


Kean has seen his game time at the Toffees limited with attacking options Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and James Rodriguez starting in the front three.

Meanwhile, Theo Walcott, Alex Iwobi and Bernard and Yannick Bolasie are available to Carlo Ancelotti also.

However, minutes at PSG may still be difficult to come by. Kean would effectively be replacing the role occupied by Choupo-Moting as a back up option and late substitute. Kean was heavily linked with a return to Juventus but that appears to have stalled.

If Kean does move to France, it seems a move which suits both clubs more than it does the player.

England’s starter?

With the international break just days away, Gareth Southgate selected Dominic Calvert-Lewin after the forward’s blistering start to the league campaign.

6 goals in the first 4 league games begs the question as to whether the 23-year-old should be starting for England over Harry Kane. The nation’s captain has scored just the one goal so far this league season and has been more of a creator for Jose Mourinho’s Spurs side.

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It is unlikely that Southgate would usurp his captain for Calvert-Lewin but with games against Wales, Belgium and Denmark, England will need additional fire power. The Belgians are favourites to top the group having beaten England in the third-placed play-off in the inaugural competition.

Belgian are also the current world number one according the the latest FIFA rankings.

Whoever Southgate chooses, it is a good problem to have.

See also: Moise Kean’s Juventus return links mount with Aaron Ramsey tipped for Everton

Civil war breaking out at PSG / Leonardo criticises Tuchel’s transfer frustration outburst