Those signings take Everton’s spending in this transfer window to more than £90m, a total including a deal worth up to £30mfor goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
“He used to play in my position. I have been fortunate enough that in the clubs I have played in the past, the manager has played in my position as well and I feel like he was a very classy centre-half so he can still teach me things.” Keane toldSky Sports News HQ.
“He used to play in my position. I have been fortunate enough that in the clubs I have played in the past, the manager has played in my position as well and I feel like he was a very classy centre-half so he can still teach me things.”
“I want to develop, I am only 24 years old, which is young for a centre-half but I feel how much they wanted me was a big factor as well.
“Bill Kenwright has got a great relationship with my representatives and he was a major factor in me coming here, and Steve Walsh as well. I know him from my days at Leicester, so I felt really wanted by everyone at the club and I just can’t wait to get going now.”
The Manchester United academy graduate, who resisted interest from his former club to move to Everton, insisted Goodison Park is the ideal place for him to grow as a player.
“Of course it was a temptation [to join Manchester United] – it’s your boyhood club but you have got to take your heart out of it sometimes and think what’s best for you, and I feel as if this is the best place for me to come and continue my development.
“It’s a club with such big history and a great fan base so I can’t wait to pull on the shirt and play for this club.”
Everton boss Ronald Koeman said: “Michael was high among the players we wanted to bring to Everton this summer and I’m delighted he is here at the club,”
“We knew there would be competition from other clubs but Michael believes in the ambition of Everton and what we want to do and this is the perfect moment for him to come.”