Ray Wilkins urges Michael Keane to sign for Everton

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Everton are believed to be in competition with Manchester United for Burnley defender Michael Keane.

Aston Villa assistant coach Ray Wilkins

Ray Wilkins has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, which was broadcast on TalkSPORT on 21st April, that Michael Keane needs to pick Everton over Manchester United this summer.

Everton are believed to be in competition with United for the Burnley defender’s signature.

At the moment the Toffees are said to be leading the race for the newly capped England international (Daily Mail).

And Wilkins believes that Keane would be wise to make a switch to Goodison Park, as he would get far more chances.

“He would have to sign for Everton, there’s no two ways about it,” Wilkins said.

“He gives me the impression he wants to play football. If he goes to Old Trafford, he might not get that. If he goes to Everton he will have an opportunity to perform, as Jagielka and Williams are both getting on a bit.”

The Mail have recently suggested that Keane will leave Burnley in the summer, after enjoying a brilliant season.

The centre-back has been one of the stand out performers at Turf Moor this term, with his performances impressing for Sean Dyche’s side.

If Keane was to move to Everton, he would be in competition with the likes of Phil Jagielka, Ashley Williams and Ramiro Funes Mori for a first team place.

Burnley's Michael Keane

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