Burnley defender Keane set for Everton medical

Keane is en route to Everton after they agreed a £31million deal with Burnley for his transfer

Everton have announced the signing of Michael Keane in a deal that could reach a club-record fee of £30million.

Keane has joined for a fee which could rise to a club record-equalling £30m and revealed new manager Ronald Koeman was the driving force behind his decision to move to Everton.

The England global defender has penned a five-year deal at Goodison Park.

"I'm absolutely delighted to be at Everton, a fantastic football club with passionate fans and a great tradition and I can't wait to come into training tomorrow to meet all the lads", he said.

The 24-year-old Keane was contracted for five years to June 2022.

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"First and foremost, the manager was a big factor in me coming to the Club".

Koeman, 54, has invested heavily since guiding the club into seventh place in the Premier League last season.

Koeman has been desperate to improve the quality of his squad at every position and Keane's signing is a statement of intent, with the former Manchester United defender a target for a number of Champions League clubs. The 24-year-old hasn't shied away from the physicality of the Premier League and has also shown his composure in his defensive duties, stopping and distributing with assurance. The England worldwide was also aware that he would likely have been given less first team opportunities at Old Trafford, and has now chose to move to Everton. He made his debut in March against Germany, and received a second cap a few days later in a World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.

Only hours earlier Everton, who have also signed midfielder Davy Klaassen for £23.6 million from Ajax and Nigeria striker Henry Onyekuru for £6.8 million from KAS Eupen, confirmed the £5.2 million signing of striker Sandro Ramirez from Malaga.

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