Monday, 3 July 2017

It's Been A Busy Day For Everton As They Sign Burnley Star Keane

Everton have been doing quite some business at the transfer window today.
After signing Sandro Ramirez from Malaga in a N2 billion deal, they've also completed the signing of Burnley defender Michael Keane.

Keane, the 24-year old defender who impressed at Burnley last season, has signed a five-year deal at Goodison Park to become The Toffees' latest asset for a club record N12 billion (£30m).
The youngster had an amazing year and became the only player from one of the bottom of the table sides to get a Team of the Season card on FIFA 17.
"I'm absolutely delighted to be at Everton, a fantastic football club with passionate fans and a great tradition and I can't wait to come into training tomorrow to meet all the lads," Keane said.

"First and foremost, the manager was a big factor in me coming to the club. 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.
The 24-year-old Keane has signed a five-year contract at Goodison Park
Koeman backed Keane to continue improving at Everton in the coming years 

"He's convinced me that he can still improve me in certain areas of my game. I'm only 24 which, for a centre-half in the Premier League, is relatively young. I've still got a long way to go and I know this and hopefully under his guidance I'll keep improving.

"You always want to play for a manager who believes in you. I wanted to come somewhere I was wanted by the staff, players and fans as well. I feel like Everton is the perfect match."
Keane, a former Manchester United academy product, made 35 league appearances for Burnley last year and earned his first England caps in March.
Keane is congratulated by Steve Walsh after completing his move to Everton from Burnley
Keane poses with brother and agent Tom (right) and Jamie Moralee as he signs for Everton
"We knew there would be competition from other clubs but Michael believes in the ambition of Everton and what we want to do and this is the perfect moment for him to come," Koeman said.

"I believe there is much more to come from Michael and that's what makes his signing really exciting for me -- we will see his development as a player along with the progression overall within the club."
Keane has become Everton's fifth signing of the summer.

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