Everton idol backs Michael Keane to complete West Ham move after source's reveal
Kevin Campbell has insisted Everton defender Michael Keane could be transformed under the stewardship of West Ham boss David Moyes ahead of a potential move.
The former Toffees striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 29-year-old completing a summer transfer could “work for both teams”.
As revealed by Football Insider on Thursday (9 June), West Ham have registered their interest in signing Keane after missing out on free agent James Tarkowski.
This site broke the news on Wednesday morning (8 June) that Tarkowski had undergone a medical with the Toffees ahead of a Goodison Park switch.
Keane endured an uninspiring 2021-22 campaign for Everton as the Merseysiders narrowly avoided relegation to the second tier.
West Ham are in need of defensive reinforcements with out-of-contract ace Angelo Ogbonna yet to return from a serious knee injury.
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Campbell insisted Keane could improve his game at the London Stadium.
“I think that could work for both teams,” he told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury.
“Everton need to change their rearguard – which will happen this summer.
“Meanwhile, West Ham are in need of bodies in that area. With David Moyes, as well, and the way he operates – he improves players a lot, doesn’t he?
“I think Michael Keane could improve at West Ham, for sure.”
12-time England international Keane was capped by Gareth Southgate as recently as November 2020.
He made 32 appearances for Everton as they finished 16th in 2021-22 after flirting with relegation.
Keane cost the Toffees a reported £30million when he joined from Burnley in the summer of 2017.