Moise Kean’s hopes of a fresh start in Spain have been dashed after Atlético Madrid pulled out of a loan deal for the Italian striker.
Kean, who is currently on the books of Juventus, was due to travel to Madrid for a medical on Tuesday. However, the club decided to terminate the deal after the assessment revealed that the 22-year-old is still not fully fit.
Kean has been sidelined since December with a hamstring injury. He has made just 10 appearances for Juventus this season, scoring three goals.
The news is a blow for Kean, who was hoping to revive his career in Spain. He will now return to Juventus and attempt to regain his fitness in the hope of attracting interest from other clubs in the summer.
Atlético Madrid’s decision is a surprise, given that they were reportedly keen to sign Kean. However, the club may have been concerned about the length of time it would take for Kean to return to full fitness.
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Kean is not the only player who has seen a move fall through due to injury concerns. In January, Arsenal pulled out of a deal to sign Dušan Vlahović from Fiorentina after the Serbian striker suffered a thigh injury.
The Kean saga is a reminder that even the best-laid plans can be scuppered by injury.