West Ham United have been linked with Everton central defender Michael Keane if the Toffees are relegated from the Premier League, but this might not be the smartest move for the Hammers.
According to the Daily Star, David Moyes is an admirer of the 29-year-old and sees him as a worthwhile option to provide competition for the likes of Angelo Ogbonna, Kurt Zouma and Craig Dawson next season.
Everton dropped into the relegation zone after Burnley beat Wolves 1-0 last the weekend, and are now five points from safety with six games left to play following the Clarets’ most recent victory at Watford on Saturday.
West Ham are in need of a central defender during this transfer window, after being left with only one fully fit senior centre back due to injuries within the squad.
Keane has played an important role for the Toffees over the past few seasons, and has shown that he can be good defensively in the Premier League.
However, the England international might cost the club around £20 million, and his defensive abilities are not always to that standard.
Keane has often been liable to making several mistakes in a game, and has shown too many inconsistent performances during this campaign to warrant the club spending that much on his signature.
In comparison to other players that might be available, like Burnely’s James Tarkowski on a free transfer, West Ham could be wise to avoid purchasing Michael Keane this summer.