Everton secured a sixth consecutive win at Goodison Park after their 3-2 win over Wolves on Sunday, with two goals from Brazilian forward Richarlison proving key towards victory.
Toffees’ new 19-year-old signing Moise Kean also got his name on the score sheet as he scored his first Premier League goal for the club since joining the Blues from Juventus in the summer, but despite this his feedback from pundits has not all been positive and uplifting.
Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness, who spent nine years in total at local rivals Liverpool as a player and manager, launched a scathing attack on the Italian protege as the 66-year-old questioned his character and also said the ‘alarm bells’ were going off when the news broke that Juventus were happy to sell him.
My blood is actually boiling watching this nonsense from Graeme Souness.
Bafflingly rips into 19yo Moise Kean questioning his character, saying that there’s something wrong with him because Juve sold him to Everton on the cheap. #TouchlineFracas @_NOMICS pic.twitter.com/3JkwESRis5
— Blaynos (@Blaynos14) September 1, 2019
Souness said, “At 19, why have they sold him? Personally, slight alarm bells were going off in my head.
“Juventus are arguably the biggest and wealthiest club in Italy, given that they’ve got an older strike force, you’re selling a 19-year-old that won’t be hurting you wage wise, they’ve not got £100m+ for him.
“Do you know if they’ve got a buy-back clause? If they’ve not got that then they’re happy to see him out the door.”
He continued, “It would suggest that off the field activities are not the best. It’s a bit of Adebayor at Arsenal, 25 and just about to enter his best years but Wenger still sold him to City. Right the way you’re thinking, he’s not selling him because he’s not a good football player, it’s because there’s something not quite right with him.”
Everton fans reacted very angrily to his comments, even from legends at the club, you can see some of the best responses below:
— ???????????????????? (@fullnamedaniel) September 1, 2019
‘It’s a bit like Adebayor… 25’
Oh so it’s not like Kean,19, is it Graeme ????????♂️
— MattLawton (@MattLawts) September 1, 2019
Disgraceful, kean was a fan favourite at juve and unfortunately the squad depth/competition was too much and he’s an easy sale, nothing to do with character
— Daniel (@Dannn777) September 1, 2019
— Lola denton (@candydenton) September 1, 2019
@Everton protect your man
— Shukri (@Shukri) September 1, 2019
Asks if they have a buy back clause, surely if you’re going to be paid to give your opinion on a player you should do some research first ????
— Shaun Flannery (@shaunefc2010) September 1, 2019
Doesnt have a clue. Just pure nonsense and speculation, nothing factual. is this what we pay for? Time for Souness to move on. Only people agreeing on this is obsessed reds.
— MR LEE (@IAM_MR_LEE) September 1, 2019
He’s talking about a 19 year old looking for first team football, who has just step foot into the prem, and immediately he has an attitude problem. Maybe, if did his research he would know they sold him to balance the books. I bet you he’s never heard of moise kean until now
— Lethal Nabizzle ⚠️ (@nabizzle2002) September 1, 2019