Manchester United striker Will Keane looks set to be joining Hull City on a permanent transfer.
Keane will reportedly sign for Hull in a deal worth up to an estimated one million pounds and is due up in Humberside tomorrow to undergo a medical.
The 23-year-old only made two appearances for United last season and was not named in Jose Mourinho’s squad for the new campaign.
United old boy Mike Phelan who is currently in charge of the tigers is desperate to add some more new faces to his depleted squad before the summer transfer window slams shut and in signing Keane this could be finally the move which kick starts the forwards footballing career.
Throughout his time at Old Trafford he was never really given a proper first team opportunity to showcase his footballing talents. Having come through the clubs academy back in 2007 Keane always found game time hard to come by and with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov all way ahead of the striker in the pecking order, finding game time would always prove a difficult task.
His lack of playing time at the theatre of dreams has led to a number of loan moves away for the forward with Keane over the years featuring for the likes of Wigan Athletic, Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield Wednesday and Preston North End last season.
Now at the age of twenty three Keane is at the stage of his footballing career where he needs to be playing first team football on a regular basis. He does not require any more loan moves here there and everywhere, he needed to find a club that were willing to buy him permanently and in Hull he has found that club.
Hull will undoubtedly need goal scorers if they are to beat the dreaded drop this season and in Will Keane he could be answer. Despite never really hitting the heights at his various loan spells away from United, Keane has already shown in his early days with the clubs under 21’s that he is more than capable of putting the ball in the back of the net.
This is the first time a club have actually purchased Keane on a permanent transfer; it clearly shows that Mike Phelan has a lot of faith in Keane and that he is confident that he can provide them with the goals this season. The tiger’s boss will know the forward inside out from his time up at Manchester United and should Keane start delivering the goods for Hull it will be money well spent.