One of the more surprising moves of Everton's summer transfer window has got off to a very good start.

A few eyebrow were raised when Moise Kean swapped Merseyside for Paris Saint-Germain last month having struggled to gain regular game time with the Blues.

After all, if the Italian youngster couldn't regularly get game time alongside the likes of Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, what hope would he have in displacing players of the calibre of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe?

However, injuries with the French champions have paved the way for the Everton loanee to make his mark early doors, and it's an opportunity he has grabbed with both hands.

The 20-year-old's last two matches for his temporary side have produced four goals, with two coming in the Champions League against Istanbul Basaksehir on Tuesday evening.

Despite the striker's short time at Goodison Park so far starkly dividing opinion among many sectors of the fanbase, there perhaps shouldn't be too much surprise that he is starting to find the back of the net.

The last games represent the second and third times he has started for PSG, with a substitute appearance against Manchester United in the Champions League to add to that.

Four goals in three starts certainly isn't a bad record, and does reflect the end of last season with Everton, too.

In the final months of the campaign, the Italy international admittedly found it tough to break into the side on a consistent basis thanks to the lack of cup football and the fantastic form of Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin in front of him.

In fact, his latest three starts in royal blue came in the span of around eight months from each other.

The first of that trio, against Newcastle United at home, allowed the striker to open his account for his new club after joining from Juventus the previous summer.

The next start, however, didn't come until the final game of the campaign at home to Bournemouth - in which Kean bagged Everton's only goal in what was a disappointing 3-1 loss.

Fast-forward to the current campaign and the 20-year-old only made one start for the Blues before moving out on loan.

Kean led the line when Salford City made the visit to Goodison and cut a frustrated figure for the majority of the game without being able to find the back of the net, until a late penalty allowed him to get on the scoresheet.

In a substitute appearance against Fleetwood Town he added another goal to his tally, bringing his goals for Everton level with that he has already achieved while on loan at PSG.

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What can't be forgotten is that Kean, despite perhaps not living up to the heights some might have expected from him following his arrival, had set a good platform to build on in his opening season.

The stats showed that, despite his reduced game time and with the understanding there were big areas to improve, there were parts of the youngster's game which were comparable to both Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin.

So, what does this all mean for the future?

In immediate terms, there are already some bemoaning the fact that Kean was ever sent out on loan in the first place given Everton's struggles against Southampton in particular.

That may be a debate for some point in the future, depending on how the loan continues to transpire or how successful the Blues' campaign turns out to be under Carlo Ancelotti.

Whether it turns out to be a good decision, or whether it has in fact left Everton a little short in an important area of the pitch is beside the point at this stage.

Things weren't working out for the player as he might have liked at Goodison. You can see why he might have wanted a change of scenery to prove himself.

The Blues, meanwhile, sent a young player to a top European club not only to gain experience of lining up with some of the world's best players - but to hopefully get him some confidence as well.

The last few matches have proven that, despite initial doubts over whether Kean would get sufficient game time with his loan club, he can take the opportunity when it comes.

If this goalscoring form can continue for the rest of the campaign then the striker that returns to Goodison in the summer will be much better than the one that left.

If that wasn't the exact reason behind this loan, then what was?

Further speculation about where that leaves Kean's future in general will no doubt come after that. Will Everton sell him on or use him more often when he returns?

Ancelotti spoke frequently over the summer on the striker and how patience would be required for him to show his true qualities at Goodison.

Towards the end of last season, the boss said: “We have to be patient with him.

“He has to work and improve. He has to work in technical areas and improve of course. He has to be better in finishing, he has to be better in controlling the ball and I think we have to be patient.

“When a player is young you need to be patient so that day by day he can show his quality, he can show his knowledge and he can improve his experience.”

That progression is taking place in France rather than at Finch Farm, but the end result can still be the same.

Everton will hopefully have a better player on their hands in a few months than the one who left the club, which is beneficial for all parties.

Blues supporters will hope the goals keep flowing, and many won't be surprised if they do.