By Russell Edge

24th Apr, 2017 | 8:09am

Carragher: In-demand PL ace should forget top-four clubs and join Everton

By Russell Edge

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes that Everton, not Tottenham or Manchester United, should be defender Michael Keane’s next club should he leave Burnley.

The centre-back has been heavily linked with a move away from Turf Moor, with top clubs from the Premier League interested in the England international.

Tottenham are one of the favourites to sign the 24-year-old, with the Telegraph reporting that a move to White Hart Lane would be the Burnley man’s ideal destination.

However, the Sun claim that Everton are willing to splash the cash on Keane, and former Liverpool man and current Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher believes Goodison Park should be where the centre-back is playing next season.

He told Sky Sports 1’s Super Sunday show, as quoted by the broadcaster’s website: “There’s talk of Everton going for him. I think that’d be perfect.

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“If he goes somewhere for £15m to £20m, he’s the big signing. Yes, you want to win trophies but the main thing is to play week in, week out.”

Keane came through the Manchester United academy before departing Old Trafford for Burnley in January 2015, after being loaned out to the likes of Derby and Blackburn.

However, just two years after leaving United, it is rumoured that they could make a move for their former man, with Carragher believing it would be the wrong choice if Keane did decide to return.

“I just think he would still be seen as the lad who came through at Old Trafford,” Carragher told Sky Sports on Super Sunday.

“He should go somewhere as the man, the centre-back, who’s going to play every week. Would he do that for United? I’m not sure.”

Keane has enjoyed a successful season with the Clarets and went on to make his international debut for England in a 1-0 friendly defeat to Germany back in March.

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