Burnley Star Agrees Personal Terms With Liverpool

Burnley's Michael Keane arrives before the match.

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According to The Daily Mirror, Liverpool have jumped the queue ahead of Manchester United and Chelsea in the race to sign Burnley defender Michael Keane.

The reports claim that the Reds have agreed to personal terms in principle with Keane, and Jurgen Klopp is confident of wrapping up a deal for the England center-back.

The 6ft 4in defender was part of United’s youth set-up, but things didn’t work out at Old Trafford for him, as he managed to make only one senior appearance for the Red Devils before being sold to Burnley in 2015 for a fee of  £2.5 million.

Since moving to Turf Moor, Keane has gone on to become one of Burnley’s key players, and has been exceptional at the heart of Sean Dyche’s defence this season.

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According to Squawka, Keane has been registering an average of 0.69 successful tackles, 1.26 blocks, 1.94 interceptions, 3.89 aerial duels, and an astonishing 7.26 clearances per 90 minutes in the Premier League this season.

Owing to his splendid performances, the 24-year-old is one among the six players shortlisted for the 2016-17 PFA young player of the year award.

Considering his breathtaking form, Keane could be a very good addition for the Reds if they sign him this summer. There is no denying that this move will seemingly depend on Liverpool’s involvement in the Champions League, as the former Manchester United graduate is desperate to play European Football next season.

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United legend Gary Neville has hailed the England defender’s rise, and believes that he could be a very good signing for Liverpool.

Neville stated: “He’d be reliable, want to listen and grow, everything you’d want from a footballer. He’s got all the right ingredients. He is still young. Liverpool need that defence sorting out and haven’t had a defensive lynchpin since Jamie retired.”

Keane has just over a year left on his contract, and has already refused the club’s new offer which would have made him their best-paid player ever. The Clarets are believed to be demanding around £25m for him, a price that won’t bother Liverpool much.


Written by Pragadeesh Shanmugam  

United fan since Edwin Van der Sar denied Nicolas Anelka’s penalty to earn a dramatic Euro glory. Firmly believes that Lionel Messi deserves to win the Ballon d’Or until he plays this sport. One time writer for GiveMeSport and Roar. A regular contributor to Sportskeeda and BlameFootball.

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