Moise Kean’s mother has revealed she named her son after Moses after being told she couldn’t have any more children.
The 19-year-old has had a spectacular few months, scoring twice for Juventus before netting on his senior competitive debut for the Azzurri.
“I arrived in Italy from Ivory Coast in 1990, in Vercelli, where my children were born, Giovanni in 1993 and Mose in 2000,” Isabelle Kean told Tuttosport.
“Do you know why we call him Mose at home? Because his birth was a miracle. The doctors told me that I couldn’t have any more children, I cried and prayed.
“Giovanni also asked me for a little brother. One night I dreamed of Moses, he had come to help me and, four months later, I was pregnant again.
“There wasn’t a lot of money coming in. I worked at a treatment facility and often did night shifts.
“Then one day, he called me at 5:30 in the evening. I was going to work in Nizza Monferrato. I got scared, I thought something had happened to him.
“Instead he says to me, ‘Mum, there’s a surprise for you.’ I replied, ‘don’t tell me you didn’t sign for Juve.’
“He said ‘no Mum, I’ve signed. You don’t have to work anymore and you can live with me in Turin.’
“Moise’s success has repaid all the sacrifices I made in the past.
“Advice for my son? I told him to keep going like this, to always listen to the Coach and his older teammates.
“It’s great satisfaction for a mother to see that his son has made it and reached such high levels.
“I never imagined it, especially thinking where we came from.”