Burnley defender Michael Keane has indicated he will stay at the club despite being a ‘hot’ transfer target.
Burnley fans will be glad to hear that Michael Keane is determined to stay at the club. The 22-year-old defender has ended speculation of a January move after telling Burnley fans “I’m going nowhere.”
The Stockport born player has been a target of many Premier League clubs, particularly Everton who are looking to prepare for the potential departure of John Stones.
Despite the opportunity to move up a league Keane is adamant he wants to stay at Turf Moor, believing he has made substantial progress under manager Sean Dyche.
“I’m really happy here at Burnley and I won’t be going anywhere in January,” he told the Lancashire Telegraph.
“I think I’ve developed a lot here under the gaffer. I’m hoping to keep that up and get back into the Premier league and do it there as well.”
Since joining the Clarets on loan from Manchester United in 2014, consistent performances have seen Keane earning a sterling defensive reputation, with Rio Ferdinand singing his praises as one of the three best young centre backs in the country.
England Under-21 International Keane has helped Burnley achieve a record nine clean sheets this season, with their recent win against Ipswich halting the visitors 5 game unbeaten away record.
On the transfer speculation Keane has said, “You just take it as a compliment. It proves that you’re playing well if there are teams coming after you.
“If it’s true then it can be very flattering, but I’m happy here.”
Keane is one of England’s brightest future prospects and the news of his intentions to stay will increase The Clarets’ hopes of returning to the Premier League.
Burnley currently sit in 5th position in the Championship.