On Monday it was confirmed that Michael Keane was to swap Burnley for Everton following an impressive spell at Turf Moor.
The England international’s fee could rise to £30 million, with the defender signing a five-year deal to keep him at Goodison Park until 2022.
While this is a major coup for the Liverpool outfit, it too benefits Manchester United who inserted a sell-on clause which included a 25 per cent cut of any fee Burnley made (according to Goal.com), with the Clarets having bought Keane from United back in 2015 following a successful loan spell.
This shrewd move could see the club where Keane started his professional career net a cool £7.5m. A drop in the ocean for a club the size of United but a substantial amount nonetheless for the club to use to their advantage, potentially in the transfer window.
United do, however, miss out on one of the Premier League’s top performing centre-backs from last season. Keane was even nominated for Young Player of the Year and certainly looks to have a bright future ahead of him.
For the Toffees this is also a fantastic signing, as they finally have another young, dynamic player at the back to fill the boots of John Stones who departed for Manchester City last summer.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena