Everton have completed the signing of defender Michael Keane from Burnley for £30 million.
Keane is Everton’s second signing today following the arrival of Sandro Ramirez, and is the Toffees’ 5th signing of the summer transfer window.
The former Manchester United talent completed his medical successfully this afternoon, putting the finishing touches on a 5-year deal.
Everton boss Ronald Koeman has already signed Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaasen, and Nigerian starlet Henry Onyekuru.
“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,” Keane told Everton’s official website..
“First and foremost, the manager was a big factor in me coming to the club. He played in my position when he was a world-class player for a great Barcelona side and a great Dutch side and the style of football he likes to play will suit me.
“I watched a lot of Everton last season and I believe I really suit how the team likes to play. I feel like this is a great place to come and continue my development as a player.
“He’s convinced me that he can still improve me in certain areas of my game. I’m only 24 which, for a centre-half in the Premier League, is relatively young. I’ve still got a long way to go and I know this and hopefully under his guidance I’ll keep improving.
“You always want to play for a manager who believes in you. I wanted to come somewhere I was wanted by the staff, players and fans as well. I feel like Everton is the perfect match.”