Michael Keane Completes Everton Transfer for Potential Club Record Fee

Jordan Pickford

"First and foremost, the manager was a big factor in me coming to the Club".

Burnley are resigned to losing one of their top performers of last season, with Keane entering the final year of his contract. He played in my position when he was a world-class player for a great Barcelona side and a great Dutch side and the style of football he likes to play will suit me, I believe.

"Of course it was a temptation [to join Manchester United] - it's your boyhood club but you have got to take your heart out of it sometimes and think what's best for you, and I feel as if this is the best place for me to come and continue my development".

'I watched a lot of Everton last season and I believe I really suit how the team likes to play.

The Toffees may also conduct further business with Burnley this summer after reports talks have opened over striker Andre Gray.

The centre half had been linked with a possible return to Old Trafford before United signed Victor Lindelof from Benfica.

Keane has been impressive during his time in the top flight, too.

Michael Keane made his full England debut in a friendly against Germany in March.

Burnley will miss the presence of Keane at the back, as he forged a strong partnership with Ben Mee in defence.

Ronald Koeman believes the £30 million signing of England defender Michael Keane offers another clear statement of Everton's ambition as the manager took his summer spending to nearly £100 million.

If Keane seals his move to Goodison Park he will become the club's fourth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Jordan Pickford from Sunderland, Davy Klaassen from Ajax and Henry Onyekuru from Eupen, although the Nigerian will spend next season on loan at Anderlecht.

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