West Ham United are being linked with the January transfer window signing of Everton centre-back Michael Keane.

Dean Jones has told Give Me Sport how the 29-year-old Everton defender moving to the London Stadium in January would ‘make sense’.

David Moyes is allegedly keen to sign the ex-Burnley centre-back this winter, especially after Kurt Zouma underwent knee surgery.

The Toffees signed Keane from Burnley in the summer of 2017 for a round £30 million (BBC).

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He has failed to live up to the heights that were expected of him at Goodison Park, and now seemingly faces a bleak future under Frank Lampard…

West Ham January signing of Michael Keane a real possibility

Dean Jones has told Give Me Sport that the Hammers signing the 29-year-old Toffees centre-back in January would make sense:

They’re looking at a few different options, I’m told, at the moment. But they don’t have loads of money to spend for this area of the team. I guess it makes sense being linked to people like Michael Keane.

I have to say, this one hardly fills me with excitement!

There are so many better defenders available out there. I thought Moyes didn’t like signing players for the sake of it? I thought he’d prefer to wait further down the line to get a player he actually wants rather than just put a band aid over the wound so to speak?

West Ham January signing of Michael Keane a real possibility
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Signing Keane from Everton would be the epitome of a panic buy.

The 29-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 in the January transfer window would be incredibly underwhelming. And in my opinion, it would represent a real backward step for the Hammers.

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