Michael Keane Joins Burnley
Burnley Football Club have today confirmed the permanent signing of Michael Keane from Manchester United for an undisclosed fee. The England U21 international, who has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at Turf Moor, has impressed since joining the Clarets on loan at the start of the season.
Since that move, having waited patiently for his chance, the 21-year old has now made 11 appearances for the Clarets in the Premier League and the FA Cup partnering skipper Jason Shackell.
On the international scene, Keane has represented England at both U19 and U21 level, travelling with the U19 squad and helping them to the semi-finals of the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.
He is now a regular for the U21 group, having clocked up a total of 14 caps for Gareth Southgate’s side, one of which came at Turf Moor in the friendly win over Portugal.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche is delighted to be adding a quality young player to his squad on a permanent basis. Dyche said: “Michael is a good young player and we see a lot of development in him as he’s on a good pathway at the moment and we’re delighted that he has decided to join us.”