Ronaldo’s young teammate Moise Kean has completed a move to Everton from Juventus in a deal that saw the Old Lady recoup £30m from the sale of one of the brightest starlets to ever come out of the Juve academy. Over the last season, Kean was making a real name for himself in Turin but now leaves for England in the hopes of becoming as successful as Ronaldo was during his time with Manchester United.
It wasn’t just a packed suitcase and a burning desire to succeed that Kean left Italy with, but also the blueprint to Ronaldo’s success stored in his brain, as the 19-year-old admitted to having stolen the Portuguese superstar’s secrets. The teenager has spent the 2018/2019 season watching Ronaldo in training and making sure he uses his time as a teammate of the world’s greatest player wisely.
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It turns out that was a beneficial practice to adhere to after Juventus accepted Everton’s bid for the teenage wonderkid, but Kean leaves having received the greatest education any apprentice can get in the game, having spent his formative years with Ronaldo. It doesn’t take too much imagination to think that Moise Kean will be prolific in the Premier League sooner rather than later and really, all things considered, Everton have probably carried out the best bit of transfer business across the whole of Europe with the signing of the Italian.
This has prompted a few grumbles in Turin with a section of the support bemoaning the fact Juve looked to cash in on a man who has two goals in three games for the national team and is the first-ever player born in the millennium to play in the Champions League. There is a growing feeling that the club is sacrificing future prospects in order to win the Champions League whilst Ronaldo is still able to produce his magic.
You can see how this strategy would leave a few of the more long term thinkers a bit anxious. In the same breath, their fears would be quashed quite quickly after a glance at the domestic odds in football betting and seeing Juve at a mere 4/9 to win Serie A. Obviously, romping to the league title for the ninth time in a row is enough for anyone to enjoy the here and now but the future will arrive one day.
On the other hand, at 34-years-old, Ronaldo doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon and you can see how the roll of the dice may well pay off in the end but at the business end of the competition, the margins are so fine and the opposition clinical.
Sadly but not unexpectedly, there won’t be any Champions League football for young Moise Kean this season. Kean will look to establish himself in the Premier League over time but having observed the great Ronaldo for the last 12 months, there’s every chance he will turn England’s top flight on its head as he brings a bit of that adopted Portuguese flair to the city of Liverpool.