Man United to benefit from Keane’s transfer

Man United to benefit from Keane’s transfer

04 Jul 2017, 13:30

Manchester United will be handed a tidy sum from the transfer of England defender Michael Keane who joined Everton from Burnley.

The Red Devils may have missed out on defensive target Michael Keane, but the Red Devils are set to bag £7.5 million on the back of the Burnley star's transfer to Everton. Keane was confirmed as a Toffees player on Monday, completing a switch worth around £30m to the Clarets.

United sold Keane in January 2015 to Burnley following a successful loan spell with the club, inserting a 25% sell-on clause into the 24-year-old's contract. Reports suggested that they were also able to trigger a buy-back clause should they wish to reclaim the England man, something which Jose Mourinho looked interested in doing earlier in the year. Keane made 35 Premier League starts for Sean Dyche's Burnley last term and broke into the senior England squad as a result of his outstanding performances.

Keane, though, has expressed his delight in his move to Goodison Park, where he has signed a five-year deal.

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