Aston Villa set sights on Juventus striker Moise Kean

Aston Villa have expressed their interest in signing Juventus striker Moise Kean in the January transfer window, with the Serie A giants open to selling him.

Moise Kean

Juventus boss Max Allegri is keen to strengthen his midfield unit, which has demonstrated more than a few shortcomings in recent weeks, especially in terms of depth. The Old Lady will need to offload players before bringing in new ones for Max Allegri to work with. The Serie A giants would be open to selling Moise Kean and have set a transfer fee of €40million.

Aston Villa have reportedly set their sights on Moise Kean, who is familiar with the Premier League from his four-year stint with Everton during 2019-2023. The Italy international, 23, has found game time hard to come by this season, having started just six games in Serie A. He has faced stiff competition for a starting berth, with Federico Chiesa, Dusan Vlahovic, and Arkadiusz Milik all fighting for a place in Allegri’s side.

Due to a lack of regular game time, Kean would consider leaving Juventus in January at the possibility of reuniting with Nicolo Zaniolo at Aston Villa.

Aston Villa “willing to try” for Moise Kean

Unai Emery has turned Aston Villa into one of the most competitive sides in England. From a relegation scrap when he joined mid-way through last season, the Spaniard managed to guide his club to a respectable seventh-placed finish in the table. Villa have built upon that this season, with the 1-0 win over Arsenal at Villa Park at the weekend taking them to third in the standings—just two points off the top.

Considering how well he has juggled Premier League duties with Europa League commitments, Emery deserves to be backed in the upcoming transfer window. A striker is understood to be high on his agenda as Villa look to bring in cover for Ollie Watkins, who has bagged eight goals and six assists in 16 Premier League games. The England international is on course for his best goalscoring season at Villa Park, having netted 10 goals across all competitions thus far.

However, Emery will need to ensure Watkins stays fresh and injury-free throughout the campaign and thus, he wants to add a new striker to his squad. Juventus’ Moise Kean has emerged as a potential target for the Villans.

Emery has employed a two-striker formation for much of this season, with either Leon Bailey, Moussa Diaby or Nicolo Zaniolo partnering Watkins up top. As such, Watkins and Kean could potentially play together, in what certainly be a potent striking pair. Having generally used a 4-4-2 system out of possession, the team could mightily benefit from Kean’s blistering pace and directness in counter-attacking situations. The 23-year-old endured a tough time with Everton but could thrive in the right system under Emery at Villa.

If Villa are serious about signing Kean, they must meet Juventus’ €40million price tag.

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