Manchester United may be set to still reap the rewards from prodigy Michael Keane as a huge move awaits the young England international, who is currently under contract with Burnley.
United sold Keane to Burnley for £2.5 million in January of 2015 after a successful six-month loan spell and he has excelled ever since helping Burnley to gain promotion back the Premier League.
It is understood that a clause was implemented in the contract between Manchester United and Burnley that would see United being entitled to up to 25 per cent of the fee from Keane’s potential next move, according to the Daily Mail.
Keane’s current deal doesn’t expire until 2018, however the Manchester-born defender has reportedly turned down numerous contract renewal offers.
With Burnley expecting offers upwards of £20 million they may be disheartened to learn that a large proportion will be going to the Red Devils.
With interest brewing from top teams such as Liverpool, Everton, Chelsea and Manchester City along with the fact that Keane made his senior international debut for England in their midweek friendly against Germany a move elsewhere could well come about this summer.
This figure would possibly ease the pain for United fans in seeing an academy starlet, who was awarded Reserve Player of the Year in 2012, joining their Premier League title rivals. However, with only one senior United appearance the club may only have themselves to blame.
At just 24, the young defender has a bright future ahead of him.
Rob Lynch, Pundit Arena