The Mail is reporting that Newcastle are ready to sign Manchester United 21 year-old striker Will Keane as a free agent this summer, when his contract at the Red Devils expires.
Will Keane – could sing as free agent for Newcastle in summer
The Stockport-born youngster has played for all the England Youth sides including 3 times for the England U21 side, and Manchester United seem unable to reach terms with the 6’2″ striker on a new deal.
And of course Newcastle are always interested in free agents (because they are cheap), who are also good players.
However, Will had a set-back in his career almost two years ago when he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament (knee) injury while on International duty with the England U19s in May of 2012.
That kept Keane out of action for the entire 2012–2013 season, and he only made his return for the Manchester United U21s in September of last year.
It’s hard to say if he’s as good as he was before that serious ligament injury, but the surgeons are getting very good at repairing the knee, and it was only 20 years ago that this type of injury would have ended a player’s career.
The 21-year-old has gained a bit of first team experience this season on loan at Wigan (4 appearances) and at QPR ( 9 appearances), and of course Will can get a lot better with more first team games.
Michael Keane – 8 times capped England U21 defender
Interestingly enough Will has a twin brother Michael, who is also at Manchester United, and he is a defender and also 6’2″ tall, and Michael has also played for all the England Youth sides, and 8 times with 3 goals for the England U21 side.
Maybe we could sign them both – because we certainly need some decent defenders at Newcastle.
What do you think?