Former Tottenham Hotspur star Darren Bent believes Everton have landed a major coup after agreeing to secure the services of Moise Kean from Juventus this summer. The Italy international made his breakthrough with the Bianconeri last term, where he contributed seven goals from 17 appearances, and he has now accepted a fresh challenge with the Toffees in the Premier League.
Speaking to Football Insider, Bent acknowledged that the Toffees have been making top signings over the past few seasons and the arrival of Kean could enhance their top-four prospects next term, he said: “What a signing, I thought he was good at Juventus and he would stay at Juventus. If Everton can get this over the line then what a signing.
“Everton have made a number of really good signings, if they can get him as well then they are really pushing for that top-four positions. You’ve have to put them in the same bracket as Arsenal, Chelsea with the transfer ban, they’re in that bracket with Manchester United. They’ve made some really good signings and Marco Silva’s done a really great job.”
The Merseyside outfit were one of the leading teams during the final three month of the previous campaign and that came about from an undefeated run against the top six where they beat the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United. A repeat of the same appears difficult with the gap between seasons, but they should nonetheless carry positives from the performances.
Meanwhile, the arrival of Kean should sort the club’s concerns upfront where they have struggled for regular goals. Dominic Calvert-Lewin showed an improvement in terms of the goalscoring during the backend of the previous campaign but the arrival of Kean can be regarded as a bonus, considering Cenk Tosun has not quite delivered over the past year with the club.