Everton supporters in the Transfer Tavern are basking in excitement ahead of the new season following a flurry of arrivals at Goodison Park.
Their latest recruit is a 24-year-old centre-back, Michael Keane. The Englishman has joined the Toffees for a potential club record fee of £30m from Burnley – matching the sum that Everton paid Sunderland for the services of Jordan Pickford this summer.
It is believed that Ronald Koeman and Everton successfully thwarted the attempts of Manchester United, who tried to re-sign Keane this summer. The former Burnley defender has signed a five-year-contract with the club.
Since departing Manchester United in the summer of 2015, Keane has established himself as one of the most composed and competent English centre-halves.
He amassed 108 appearances for Burnley scoring seven goals, and proved to be an indispensable member of the squad that successfully gained promotion in 2015/16. Our landlord has decided to look at two consequences that could derive from his arrival on Merseyside…