The £25m England international confirms Man United interest

February 18, 2018

Michael Keane revealed that Manchester United and Liverpool tried to sign him before he made a switch to Everton last summer.

According to The Guardian, The Merseyside Blues paid Premier League rivals Burnley an initial £25 million fee in order to secure the services of England international defender.

The Sun reported earlier in June 2017 that Premier League heavyweight United were interested in signing of 25-year-old defender.

Speaking to Sky Sports in August 2017, Keane suggested that he snubbed the interest of Liverpool and his former club for Everton in order to secure regular first-team football.

Keane told Sky Sports in August 2017 when asked if the Reds and United were keen on to sign him: “There was interest, yeah, definitely, but I thought Everton was the right place for me to come, develop and take myself to that next level.

“I didn’t want to go anywhere and not play, and now I have got to fight for my place here. “There’s a lot of good centre-halves, but I feel like I have got a good chance if I stay fit and perform well.”

The 25-year-old defender was quite confident at the time of playing regularly for the Merseyside Blues, however, in the recent games he has been left out of Sam Allardyce starting lineup.