It would be no surprise at all if Michael Keane were to join West Ham from Everton. As West Ham United look to boost their defensive options.
That’s according to journalist Dean Jones who spoke to This Is Futbol about the possibility of the Englishman joining the Hammers.
In theory, he could fill the role that Craig Dawson plays for David Moyes’ side. An experienced defender, who can be called upon should an injury occur or if West Ham want to rotate their squad in Europe or cup competitions.
Dawson is 32-years-old, which means he’s getting on a bit and could well not be up to the pace of the Premier League. Whereas Keane is 29-years-old, so he’s got some years in the tank.
Jones believes that the signing would be very typical of the Hammers. They’ve been linked with him in the past and recent reports have suggested they’re revisiting it again.
“It feels like a very West Ham signing, so it doesn’t surprise me at all and he is certainly somebody that they have looked at before so I could definitely see this.”
TIF’s view on Jones’ comments
We wouldn’t be surprised at all if West Ham did sign Keane. Considering they’ve had their eyes on him before, it makes sense they would revisit the idea of buying him.
However, whilst Keane is Premier League proven. He’s been out of form for a while. Everton have only played him once this season in the Premier League, which shows Frank Lampard feels he has better options available.
Furthermore, Bournemouth thumped Everton 4-1 in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. Keane was at fault for the opening goal scored by Jamal Lowe.
Should West Ham look to bring in some back-up for the defence, they should set their sights higher than Michael Keane. His recent Carabao Cup showing indicates he’s not the player that he once was.