Michael Keane is all set to part ways with Burnley at the end of the season, according to Sky Sports.
The young center-back joined Burnley from Manchester United back in January 2015, for a fee rumoured to be around £2 million. Keane has since developed rapidly, and is currently one of the best defenders in the Premier League.
Having largely impressed in all of Burnley’s 33 league games this season, Keane has managed to attract interest from some of the top dogs in England, with the likes of Everton, Liverpool, and Tottenham Hotspur supposedly interested in securing his services.
However, the 24-year-old’s boyhood club Manchester United still remains his most likely destination, with several sources claiming Jose Mourinho is ready to splash the cash to bring yet another Red Devils’ prodigy back to the Theatre of Dreams.
The report further adds that despite United’s reported interest, no discussions between the two parties have taken place yet, but the Old Trafford giants remain firm favourites in this transfer pursuit nonetheless.
With Keane having just a year left on his Burnley contract at present, the Clarets will definitely be offloading their prized asset in the upcoming summer transfer window, so as to prevent him from leaving for free in the summer of 2018.
The young defender claimed in an interview last month that he still had a point to prove at Manchester United, when he told The Telegraph: “I was always confident in my ability. I always thought I would make it at United. A few changes in managers did not help, and when I left I felt I had a point to prove.”
Keane has definitely proved his critics wrong by becoming one of the best center-backs in the country, but he could make his mark in Manchester United history altogether, if he ends up making a dream return and cementing his place in the Reds’ backline for years to come.