Alex Iwobi states if ex-Everton star Moise Kean is a ‘failed wonderkid’

Alex Iwobi states if ex-Everton star Moise Kean is a ‘failed wonderkid’

Alex Iwobi has shut down claims that his former Everton teammate and current Juventus striker Moise Kean is a ‘failed wonderkid’.

The 23-year-old has played for some of the biggest clubs in his career from Ligue 1 champions PSG, where he played alongside Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, to his current home in Turin.

In between those spells, Moise Kean was also at Everton, but whilst things didn’t click at Goodison Park, Alex Iwobi was insistent that he still has the quality, as he told FilthyFellas.

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Back in 2019, Everton secured the services of then-teenager Kean for £25 million (BBC Sport) from Juventus, but he just couldn’t get going in the Premier League.

This is on top of there being huge expectations on the striker’s shoulders when he was breaking through as a youngster in Italy.

From his 39 games in all competitions for the Toffees, he only netted four times, although, he has faired better at PSG and Juventus, with Iwobi backing up his former teammate.

“I wouldn’t say he is failed (wonderkid),” said Iwobi. “Did you see when he got 18 goals at PSG? Obviously, you are at PSG and you are always going to get chances.

“But 18 goals, anywhere. You get me! It’s good. I think he’s good.”

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At the age of 23, Kean is trying to take his game to the very high levels many were expecting him to reach when he first came through as a teenager.

In what has been a troublesome and points deduction season for Juve, Kean has netted a respectable six goals in Serie A, as well as finding the back of the net in the Champions League.

But this is now the time for the all-action forward to stick his chest out and hit the 20+ mark because he has the quality and skill set to do so.

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