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Ex-Everton striker Saha: Kean will move from Ronaldo's shadow

Former Everton striker Louis Saha has called on supporters to be patient with Moise Kean.

Saha thinks it will take for the 19-year-old to flourish after serving as a back-up to Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus last season.

He told bwin: "Kean is a great signing for Everton but he is going to need time to adapt to the Premier League - I can't see him hitting the ground running.

"At Juventus, he wasn't a regular starter as he was competing with Ronaldo, [Mario] Mandzukic and [Paulo] Dybala, at Everton he is coming in as the number one striker, so he will need to prove himself.

"He is physically very strong but he isn't a striker that will create his own chances. He will need to rely on the service from the likes of Richarlison and the other players around him.

"Adapting from Italian football to English football really isn't easy, he will need time, but he is at a family club that will give him all the tools that he will need to develop into a leading striker."

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