MILAN, Italy, Mar 28 – Rising Italy star Moise Kean on Wednesday hit back at claims by his father that Juventus still owe him two tractors as part of an agreement to sign the teenage forward.
The 19-year-old has burst into the limelight with two goals in his first two international games, scoring in Italy’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Finland and Liechtenstein.
But his father Biorou Jean Kean has also been in the headlines repeating claims he made two years ago that Juventus have yet to give him the tractors for his agricultural business in the Ivory Coast.
“Tractors? I don’t know what you’re talking about…” wrote the teenage striker on Instagram.
“If I’m the man I am today, it is only thanks to my mother. With that I’ve said everything!
“And never forget the person who fed you.”
Kean, whose parents are separated, made his professional debut for Juventus in November 2016, at the age of 16, becoming the first player born in the 2000s to compete in one of Europe’s four major leagues.
“I thank God, as it is a great joy for the whole family,” Biorou Jean Kean told Rai Radio 1 after his son became the youngest scorer for Italy in 60 years with his goal against Finland.
“I am very happy for him, even if I have a problem with the club Juventus. They won’t give me any more tickets to the stadium. I am separated with Moise’s mother and she, in the past, wanted to move the lad to England.
“I promised Juve that I’d keep him in Italy, but wanted two tractors in return. They said it wouldn’t be a problem, but I haven’t received them yet, now they won’t give me tickets or even take my calls.”
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