United allowed the 24-year-old to leave in 2015 for a fee of £2.5m, but since then, his performances have attracted a lot of interest, and has apparently forced them to consider making a move for him in the summer, with Liverpool and Chelsea closely monitoring Keane’s current situation as well.
The exciting defender has proven to be a perfect addition at the back for the Clarets, having helped them secure the promotion last season and following it up with consistent eye-catching displays this season. He has even made his way into Gareth Southgate’s England squad, and now has all the potential to be the future Three Lions leader.
Burnley will certainly do everything they can to block the player’s exit ahead of next season, and will hold out for £25m, 10 times the amount they bought him for two years ago.
But Manchester United have shown that they ready to pay hefty fees for players they’ve allowed to leave on the cheap. The Red Devils made Paul Pogba the most expensive player in the world after spending £89m to bring him back from Juventus last summer, after letting him leave on a free transfer in 2012.
They would certainly have no issues spending £25m on Keane, especially as it should cost them even less because of the inclusion of a 25 per cent sell-on fee in the deal that saw him leave for Burnley.