Rated as one of the most exciting forwards of his generation, it is fair to say that Moise Kean is yet to live up to the hype. Seen as one of the most exciting talents to come out of the Juventus youth team, Kean set about making a huge impression in his early appearances.
However, as his club began to move in a more star-studded direction by signing the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, it was Kean who would be the victim. The player was sold on to Everton of England, but failed to live up to expectation even under the watchful gaze of compatriot Carlo Ancelotti.
A loan to Paris Saint-Germain proved fruitful, with Kean looking for more at home in Paris than he ever did in Liverpool. A failure to sign for PSG permanently left the player in limbo, especially when Ancelotti surprisingly left to return to Real Madrid. A summer of strife seen new Blues coach Rafael Benitez fight to convince the player to stick around.
He instead managed a move back to Juventus, arriving back in Turin to join the club that gave him his start as a professional. The player is also back in the Italy squad, and scored an impressive brace as the Azzurri leathered Lithuania in a 5-0 victory. Alongside Giacomo Raspadori and Giovanni Di Lorenzo, as well as an own-goal, Italy righted their FIFA World Cup qualification campaign in style.
Given the stylistic fit of Ciro Immobile with the national side, too, Kean could be one of the main beneficiaries of the Lazio man’s inability to fire consistently. Kean, though, was quick to talk about the importance of re-focusing and getting back to his best after an impressive return to the international scene.
What did Moise Kean say about his Italy goals?
Back working under a coach who adored him and gave him many minutes, Kean is set to enjoy a breakout return to form under Allegri. His form for Mauricio Pochettino in Paris was hugely impressive, and played a role in Juve making the move to bring back their former academy starlet. Despite being a self-confessed Internazionale fan when he was younger, Kean was clear that a return to Turin was the right move for him.
Speaking to RAI Sport in the post-match of the 5-0 victory, Kean said: “It was important to get back in this shirt and give 100 per cent for the jersey, as it means so much to me every time,”
When asked about his journey on his return to Turin, and watching his nation life the UEFA European Championships, Kean added: “It was not easy to be at home watching the Euros, but I was always in front of the television cheering on my teammates. They brought home the trophy for Italy and that’s what matters.
“It’s all about hard work, how professionally I approach it. My teammates gave me a warm welcome, I am working every day and returned with new objectives, a new mentality, and I’m always ready to help my teammates.”
Expect a return to goalscoring prominence for one of the most interesting strikers in Italian football.