West Ham: Michael Keane would be ‘interested’ in transfer
West Ham United transfer target Michael Keane would be ‘interested’ in a move to the London Stadium, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The Lowdown: West Ham target Keane
The latest reports have indicated that West Ham are likely to make a move for Keane in the January transfer window, after only making one appearance for Everton in the Premier League all season, falling down the pecking order at Goodison Park.
Making an offer for a player is one thing, but they also have to desire the move themselves if a transfer has any chance of taking place, and a new update indicates that the centre-back would be open to the move…
The Latest: O’Rourke’s update
In an interview with GIVEMESPORT, O’Rourke praised the defender, while he also claimed that he would consider a move to West Ham:
“I think Keane could be somebody who could come in and help West Ham’s defensive issues right now. He’s not playing at Everton, and I’m sure Michael Keane would be interested in the chance to go out and play regular first-team football.”
The Verdict: Good business
David Moyes is currently faced with injury problems, with Kurt Zouma undergoing knee surgery in late November while Nayef Aguerd picked up another injury at the World Cup after needing surgery for an ankle problem in the summer, perhaps indicating he has persistent issues.
As such, it is clear that Moyes needs another defensive option to get him through to the end of the season, and signing Keane on a loan deal, which The Athletic have previously claimed is a possibility, would be a smart bit of business.
Hailed as ‘outstanding‘ by pundit Gabriel Agbonlahor, the Englishman has proven Premier League experience, making 209 appearances in the competition, in an esteemed career, and while he is clearly not rated by Frank Lampard, he could thrive once again if given a fresh start.
At the very least, the 6 foot 3 giant would be a nice back-up option to have, and Moyes should now look to agree a loan deal with his former club.