Everton are ready to offload £30million flop Michael Keane this summer as questions are raised about the club’s recent transfer business, according to the Mirror.
The newspaper report that the Toffees are ready to listen to offers for the 25-year-old enforcer, with former club and Premier League rivals Burnley showing interest.
The Mirror claim that Everton are aware they will most likely have to take a big hit on the £30million they shelled out for him in the summer, with the Clarets not willing to pay anywhere close to that fee.
It is said that Everton owner Farhad Moshiri is aware he has not got much return on his significant recent outlays, with manager Sam Allardyce and director of football Steve Walsh coming under pressure.
Good move for Everton?
Keane may not have hit the heights he did at Burnley, but that does not mean that he won’t.
The 25-year-old was one of the Premier League’s most-consistent defenders during his time at Turf Moor, and letting him go this summer would be premature.
He needs to be given a bit more time to find his form, which would benefit the club if they want to keep him or want to sell him later on.
This is Futbol rating: 3/10
Likely to happen?
It is hard to say at the moment.
Everton’s decision will no doubt depend on Keane’s performance between now and the end of the season.
If he continues to disappoint, then there is the possibility of a summer sale.
If he shows improvement, then they may well look to keep him on.
This is Futbol rating: 5/10