Manchester United All But Complete A Deal For Micheal Keane’s Return

England's Michael Keane applauds fans.

Reuters / Carl Recine

Manchester United are set to re-sign another player just years after letting him leave the Old Trafford, in the form of Michael Keane.

The Red Devils spent a world record fee on Paul Pogba, the French midfielder, who grew into one of the best players in the world after leaving Manchester. Jose Mourinho spent £89m to get him back to the club, but the next player he intends to re-sign might not cost as much.

According to reports from the Daily Mail, United are now set to complete a move for English international Michael Keane this summer. The Burnley defender has been one of the best players in his position this season in the league, and has been linked with a move to every top club in the country.

Manchester United have had their own issues at the back, with Chris Smalling and Phil Jones not convincing Jose Mourinho enough to stick with them.

So it does not come as a surprise that the Portuguese is ready to spend £25m on Keane, just a couple of seasons after Louis van Gaal decided that he was surplus to requirements, and let him join Burnley in a £2m deal.

Ever since the move, Keane has established himself as the first choice center-back at the Turf Moor, and he also earned his first international cap recently. And it is now understood that the 24-year old, who is a boyhood United fan, is ready to make the switch back to Old Trafford at the end of the season.

Keane currently earns £25,000-a-week with Burnley, and it is reported that United are ready to quadruple it in his new contract with the club. And although it may indicate thusly, this might not necessarily mean the end of Jones or Smalling at the club.


Written by Aakarsh Bommakanti  

A scholar in Cricket, an amateur in Football, a fanatic of both. Striving to learn by the day and writing to get closer to his first love, Liverpool Football Club. Work also featured by the4thofficial, Soccersouls, Sportswiki, Faceoffootball, Rousing the Kop.

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