Does report suggest Micheal Keane has another season to prove himself at Everton?

Watford manager Marco Silva looks on  during the pre-season friendly match between AFC Wimbledon and Watford at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on July 15, 2017 in Kingston upon Thames,...

Michael Keane flopped badly at Everton following last summer's £30million move from Premier League rivals Burnley.

Johann Gudmundsson of Burnley and Michael Keane of Everton battle for the ball during the Premier League match between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor on March 3, 2018 in Burnley, England.

Michael Keane could be handed a second chance at Goodison Park.

With Marco Silva replacing Sam Allardyce at the helm, and director of football Marcel Brands arriving too, expect big changes on Merseyside this summer, with the Mirror stating that a whole host of first-team and second string players could be on their way.

But, despite reports in the Mirror back in February stating that Everton were set to dump the £30 million centre-back Keane after just one season in blue, it seems that he is not among the giant list of players facing an uncertain future.

Ashley Williams of Everton and Michael Keane of Everton shake hands after the Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on December 23, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Interestingly, the Mirror claims that two other Everton centre-halves, the rapidly declining Ashley Williams and the injury-prone Ramiro Funes Mori, are on the chopping block. And, with those two tipped to depart, it seems very unlikely now that the Toffees would be willing to part with Keane as well.

In fairness to the 25-year-old, he deserves this opportunity. Keane recovered somewhat from a dreadful, error-ridden start to his Everton career in the final few months of last season, impressing alongside Phil Jagielka in wins against the likes of Liverpool, Newcastle and Huddersfield in the spring.

Ayoze Perez of Newcastle United, Michael Keane of Everton and Phil Jagielka of Everton in action during the Premier League match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on...

He has more longevity than the 33-year-old Williams and more potential than Argentine international Funes Mori, whose erratic, combustible approach meant he was always on the verge of calamity.

But, one thing is for sure, Keane cannot afford another season like the last one.

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