Arsenal have reportedly joined the race to sign Juventus forward Moise Kean, but would he be a good signing for the club?

The Gunners have made contact with Kean’s agent Mino Raiola, according to Mail Online, with Arsenal the latest club to pursue the young Italy international.

Everton are also reportedly interested in signing Kean, with the Toffees desperate to sign some forward reinforcements this summer.

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With Juventus closer and closer to signing Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi, it is believed that the Turin outfit will sign Kean to a new contract in order to ensure they get full price for the 19-year old, before selling him abroad.

However, Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici recently insisted that a buy-back clause would have to be inserted into any deal that will take Kean away from Serie A this summer.

Juventus would reportedly be willing to sell Kean for £31.5million, but would insist on a buy-back fee of £36million that would come into effect in two years time. However, Arsenal have no interest in agreeing to this term and would instead be willing to raise their offer to £36million in order to have it removed.

Everton meanwhile would be happy to keep the buy-back clause in their deal.

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At just 19-years old, Kean would be a strong signing for Arsenal. With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette already at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal aren’t exactly short of firepower – although bringing in another strong option would be a good long-term strategy.

Kean has the ability to impress in the Premier League and he would liekly succeed if given the opportunity, and Arsenal are corrent to not want a buy-back clause, with the additional two years of development likely to make Juventus keen on buying him back for little profit.

Arsenal’s main issue comes in their transfer budget, and how much money they would be willing to spend on a non-starter when other areas are in more dire need of strengthening.

It has been well publisced that the club don’t have an expansive war chest this summer, and so Kean could well be putting too much focus on one area, with a centre-back and a central midfielder higher priorities.


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