West Ham are being linked with a new name at Everton in the shape of £30m man Michael Keane but David Moyes should run a mile.
The Hammers have been heavily linked with a move for Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the summer have reportedly been offered him back in January.
But now West Ham have been reported as interested in Everton’s £30m defender Keane too if the Toffees are relegated.
An exclusive from The Daily Star overnight claims Moyes is a big admirer of the 29-year-old.
“West Ham will make a summer swoop for Michael Keane – if Everton go down,” The Daily Star reports.
“The England defender, 29, was rising through the Manchester United ranks when current Hammers boss David Moyes was at the Old Trafford helm. And the Scot remains a big admirer of Keane, who joined Burnley in 2015 before a £25million move to Goodison Park in July 2017.
“Struggling Everton go to title-chasing Liverpool on Sunday in desperate danger of dropping out of the top-flight. If the worst happens and Frank Lampard’s outfit are relegated into the second tier, a major exodus is expected as the club attempt to ease their growing financial crisis.
“That will be the signal for West Ham and Moyes to offer Keane, who has 12 England caps, an immediate route back into the Premier League.”
Everton paid Burnley £30m for Keane back in 2017 (BBC Sport).
West Ham certainly need a new centre back this summer with Angelo Ogbonna and Craig Dawson turning 34 and 32 respectively in the next few weeks.
Moyes has proved he can dramatically improve players and get the best out of them with Dawson a case in point.
But after West Ham were mentioned in this new link to £30m Everton man Keane Moyes should run a mile.
Initially Keane impressed at Goodison Park and became an England squad regular for a spell.
In fact, in 2020 his form was rewarded with a new Everton contract until 2025.
Since then, though, Keane’s Everton and England career has nose-dived.
The alleged West Ham target has been ridiculously error prone for Everton over the last couple of seasons.
He was poor against the Hammers in a recent defeat at the London Stadium where he was sent off for two silly bookings, leaving his team in the lurch.
There is no doubt Keane can be a quality defender on his day.
But with the likes of Burnley’s James Tarkowski and Borussia Dortmund’s Dan-Axel Zagadou also linked with West Ham – and both available on free transfers – Moyes should run a mile from any deal parting with significant funds for Keane.