3. Everton – Michael Keane
Everton fans won’t like me for this choice but Michael Keane could be the one to leave this summer despite only just making his big summer move at the start of the 2017/18 season to the Toffees. Keane is one of the Top 10 Premier League players who need a summer move in 2018.
The defender was extremely impressive in the heart of the Burnley defence last season, so much so that it has led to calls for him to be called up to the England squad and led to a big money signing for Everton. In addition, it has led to a lot of interest from several top Premier League sides, who all feel he could be a huge boost to their squads. However, things haven’t exactly gone well for Michael Keane at Everton and he has failed to adjust to life at Goodison Park. Maybe it’s the less defensive tactics at Everton or the defenders around him or even the manager Sam Allardyce but one thing is for sure; he hasn’t done well. Everton on the whole however haven’t done well and they were in the relegation zone earlier this season.
Sam Allardyce will not want to part ways with the 25-year old but if he wants to truly cement his place as a top Premier League defender and truly throw his name into the hat for an England place, it might mean leaving Everton.
The club have had a bad season in the Premier League and Keane has even found himself out of the starting line-up. However, a move to a top English club could be just what he needs to further his career and depending on who he joins, it could even give him the chance to impress in Europe.
Liverpool are one side who could perhaps use defensive reinforcements and they would no doubt jump at the opportunity to sign Keane. In addition, Chelsea have kept tabs on him in the past and actually have concrete interest in him too, so they are a realistic club that he could join.
Potential club to move to – Chelsea or Liverpool.