Former England striker Darren Bent has explained why he can see no other option for Everton other than to cash in on loaned-out marksman Moise Kean.

The 20-year-old Italy international joined Paris Saint-Germain on loan in October and has enjoyed a scintillating start to life in the French capital. Playing alongside the likes of World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe and now under the tutelage of Mauricio Pochettino, the Italian youngster has enjoyed a resurgence in Ligue 1.

Speaking to Football Insider, former Tottenham striker Bent claimed that Kean has found a new lease of life in France which could scupper any desire of making a Premier League return to Goodison Park.

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti refused to rule out a sale for the 20-year-old, adding further fuel to speculation that Kean could turn his Parisian loan into a permanent transfer. In comments made to  Sky Sports, the Toffees boss said he would be comfortable with Kean remaining at PSG if he wants to stay with the Ligue 1 champions.

The £27m-rated ex-Juventus prospect has scored 11 times in 20 appearances during his loan spell in France, having struck just four times in 37 games for Everton, and has started all but one of PSG’s league games since his arrival.

Truly a mainstay of the Parisians, Bent feels he is set to stay in France, telling Football Insider:

I think sometimes some things fit and some things don’t fit and I think for Moise Kean, the fact that he’s at PSG now, I just don’t think it fits.

I think it could have done but he didn’t really get an opportunity at Everton and he didn’t really go for it. He’s gone to PSG, sometimes you go to a different club, new atmosphere, new surroundings, you kind of find a new incentive.

I think he’s done that and that is the reason why he is playing as well as he has.

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With Kean seemingly thriving in Paris and a reported deal worth £31m on the cards, Everton selling him to PSG makes sense for all parties, so Bent’s comments are quite reasoned.

The proceeds from the Kean deal could fund a future rebuilding of key elements of the Toffees’ squad, while the player could continue to thrive at the Parc des Princes.