The father of Juventus youngster Moise Kean says that the Turin-based club reneged on an agreement to send tractors to his home in the Ivory Coast, and added that Mino Raiola is not his son’s agent.
Biorou Kean claims that he had reached an agreement with the Bianconeri over a new contract for his son, but his payment for the deal — agricultural machinery for his farm — never arrived. Juve have told him that there is “no budget” for the payment, with Raiola considered by them as the player’s agent.
Until he is 18, Kean’s parents’ permission is required before he can sign any contract and Biorou says he has never given Raiola permission to act on his son’s behalf.
“Juventus offered a contract of €700,000-a-year, which was fine, but the problem is they had also promised me some tractors for my agricultural business in the Ivory Coast, but now they say that there is no budget for them,” Biorou Kean reportedly told Tuttosport.
“I’ve got several hectares of land in the Ivory Coast which I would like to cultivate with rice and corn. I asked for this agricultural machinery and they told me that there wouldn’t be any problems, but now things have changed. I want to go back home and dedicate myself to that.
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“[Raiola] says that he is my son’s agent, but the truth is we have never signed any agreement. In fact, if I were to choose, I would choose another agent.”
With uncertainty over who really represents the 17-year-old, who will turn 18 next February, his future remains unclear. His father says Juve “risk losing him on a free” if they do not agree to meet with him and discuss a new contract, while he also claims that Raiola tried to take Kean to an English club, but that he had “blocked” him from doing so.
Kean became the first player born since 2000 to play and score in Serie A, while he was also the first player from the new millennium to appear in the Champions League.
Ben Gladwell reports on Serie A, the Italian national team and the Bundesliga for ESPN FC, UEFA and the Press Association. @UEFAcomBenG.