Manchester United to make shock £30m signing?

Manchester United have been linked with the surprise recall of former youth academy prospect Michael Keane in the latest news cycle.

In an Oddyseus style twist Keane could end up taking the long way around to releasing his dream of representing Manchester United at senior level.

British media outlet, The Mirror, suggests that the fee could be huge:

Former United boss Louis van Gaal sold Keane to Burnley in 2015 but Mourinho is keen to bring him back

But the United boss would now have to pay around £30million

Manchester United sold the player just two years ago for £2.5m GBP and, even in today’s crazy market, the fee to re-sign him would be remarkable.

Keane has been superb since he moved to Burnley – a stalwart in a stubborn defence – and that form has catapulted him to the fringes of the England international team. Keane has played twice for England since his debut earlier this year.

He made just five appearances in total for Manchester United in the senior team between 2011 and 2015 and never looked like the sort of dominant centre back that United fans were accustomed to seeing.

But his game has come on in leaps and bounds and a summer move is not impossible to imagine.

But whether he is noticeably better than Manchester United’s current roster of Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Eric Bailly and Chris Smalling is open to debate and 30m GBP seems like an awful lot of money for a player who may not immediately command a regular place in the side.

Let’s take a look at some of his better moments in recent times.

Manchester United fans: is he worth all that money?


  1. I would rather see Michael Keane stay at Turf Moor and help Burnley to become a top six club. However, if the player wants to join a club like Manchester United, then I can’t see how the Clarets can prevent the move going ahead. It is his career and a player has to make the most of the time he has available in the game. His wages at Old Trafford would obviously be far higher than at Burnley. If this season he helps Burnley to stay in the Premier League for another season, then I say good luck to him. If we don’t stay up, then he will go anyway.

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