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CONFIRMED: Moise Kean completes loan move to PSG

The Italian striker will spend the 2020-21 campaign with the French giants

Everton v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League
Moise Kean has endured a frustrating time at Everton so far
Photo by Emma Simpson/Everton FC via Getty Images

Everton striker Moise Kean has joined French champions Paris Saint-Germain on a season-long loan.

Kean, 20, left Juventus for Goodison Park in a £27 million move in August 2019, but has struggled for goals and regular game time since moving to Merseyside.

His arrival at PSG, beaten Champions League finalists last season, fills the place of fellow forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who looks set to join Bayern Munich having left the French outfit.

The Italian has made 37 appearances for Everton - only nine of which were starts - and has found the net on just four occasions.

He scored in last season’s Premier League home clashes with Newcastle United and Bournemouth, and this campaign’s Carabao Cup wins over Salford City and Fleetwood Town.

It has been a difficult start to life in the Premier League for Kean, who was dropped from Everton’s matchday squad by then-manager Marco Silva in last November’s 2-1 win at Southampton for disciplinary reasons.

After Silva’s sacking, Kean then suffered the ignominy of being taken off by caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson in December’s 1-1 draw at Manchester United only 18 minutes after being substituted on himself.

He has long been linked with a move away from Goodison, with a return to Juventus having previously been mooted.

Kean’s Everton departure, albeit temporarily, no doubt leaves the Premier League leaders short up front, despite Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s recent goal glut.

Richarlison has been moved from centre-forward back to left-wing this season, while Cenk Tosun remains out of action due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

It has been reported that Sandro Ramirez will have his Everton contract terminated, with 19-year-old Ellis Simms, yet to make his first team debut, the only other feasible option.

The summer transfer window closes at 11pm BST tomorrow (Monday, October 5).