‘I’ll be astounded if Keane joins Everton… bigger sides should be in for him’

first_imgStuart Pearce is ‘astounded’ by reports Michael Keane will join Everton and not one of the Premier League’s leading clubs.The Burnley defender is understood to be closing on a £25million move to Goodison Park as the Toffees continue their summer spending splurge.But Pearce, the ex-England captain, cannot understand why the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United aren’t battling to sign the 24-year-old.Speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “I’ve got to say, if Everton get there before any of the top four, five or six, I’ll be astounded.“I saw him at the back end of last season and he had grown so much as a player – and I think there is more to come from him.“If I was one of the bigger sides, I would get in and get there before Everton.“I think if Everton get there before them they have signed an extremely good central defender that is going to improve and maybe even move on for bigger money when he eventually goes.”last_img

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