West Ham United signing centre-back Michael Keane from Everton on transfer deadline day is a real possibility.
That’s according to a report from The Athletic who claim that the 30-year-old Everton defender is a target for Hammers boss David Moyes as the January transfer window clock continues to tick down.
I have been very vocal about the fact that the Hammers shouldn’t be going anywhere near Keane. This rumour is refusing to go away though…
West Ham transfer deadline day deal for Michael Keane a possibility
The Hammers could bring the 30-year-old to the London Stadium before tonight’s 11pm deadline.
That’s according to a report from The Athletic who claim that the Hammers are keeping options open right up until the last minute today, with Keane someone who could very possibly move to East London.
I must admit, this doesn’t excite me one little bit. I’d be more than happy if Keane didn’t join West Ham in January.
Keane seems to be a classic Moyes player – old fashioned, injury prone and poor with the ball at his feet!
The 30-year-old is slow and cumbersome and really is very poor when in possession of the football.
He is strong in the air and the tackle but his skillset is limited to say the least.
West Ham signing Michael Keane from Everton on transfer deadline day would be incredibly underwhelming. He’s just nowhere near the level of player Moyes should be targeting.
The Athletic’s Everton correspondent Greg O’Keeffe did once describe him as a defensive ‘colossus’ though. So maybe, just maybe, he’s not quite as bad as I’m making out.
Either way, I still don’t want Moyes to sign him. It goes without saying that I would back Keane if he did indeed join the club today though.