By Danny Wright
Former West Ham defender Daniel Gabbidon believes that Everton have signed themselves a “fantastic player” in Michael Keane.
The Toffees announced the arrival of the 24-year-old from Burnley on Monday in a deal which could match the club’s record spend of £30million in the future.
Everton also confirmed the signing of Sandro Ramirez from Malaga on Monday as Ronald Koeman completed his fourth and fifth signings of the summer.
However it is the Merseysiders’ latest signing of Keane which has impressed Gabbidon the most, and he has suggested that the ex-Manchester United enforcer has a great future in prospect.
“Everton have bagged themselves a fantastic player in Michael Keane. There’s no limit to this boys potential,” said Gabbidon on his personal Twitter account on Monday night.
— Daniel Gabbidon (@Gabbidon35) July 3, 2017
Keane was in hot form last season as he helped Sean Dyche’s Burnley side avoid relegation from the Premier League.
The new Everton arrival made 39 appearances across all competitions for the Clarets, scoring two goals in clashes against Watford and Hull.
He joins Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaassen, Henry Onyekuru and Sandro, in a mass summer recruitment drive at Goodison Park as the Toffees prepare for a return to continental football in the Europa League.
Gabbidon, 37, began his career at West Brom before going on to have spells with Cardiff, West Ham and Crystal Palace.
He is now a pundit and a commentator and regularly express his opinions on his Twitter account.
In other Everton news, Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher has fired shots at the Toffees’ summer signings.