As reported by HITC, Ipswich are in talks to sign the former Manchester United man with Hull boss Nigel Adkins happy to move him on as he finds himself way down the pecking order at the KCOM Stadium.
The Tractor Boys are in desperate need of strengthening their squad this January as they now find themselves 10 points adrift of safety following the recent home defeat to fellow strugglers Millwall.
But Ipswich supporters aren’t too impressed by Keane’s career goalscoring record, with some suggesting on Twitter that he would represent an awful addition.
Can't see that being an improvement on what we have got. Has to be someone who has previously got goals on a regular basis.— David Ealey (@ealeyd) January 2, 2019
Just read ITFC are looking at Will Keane...hmmmmm not something to excite the fans is it.....♂️— Tom Vale (@vale49ers) January 2, 2019
A Striker in his mid-20s who has scored the same amount of career goals as Jordan Spence (6)— Jamie Reid (@ReidoJam) January 2, 2019
I wouldn't start planning away days to Villa and Wednesday quite yet...
Awful— Harry Butcher (@hurricane_hazer) January 2, 2019
Awful signing if it happens!! Shocking player— James Williment (@WillimentJames) January 2, 2019
He’s awful scored the same amount of goals in his career than Jackson’s scored in the league this season 3...— Jack B-C (@jack_bc8) January 2, 2019
Should fit in well with the rest of them— stewart larter (@larts45) January 2, 2019
Will Keane ain’t a goal scorer so hope the second striker is if Keane does sign! #ITFC— James Sibley (@JamesSibley87) January 2, 2019
We won’t be signing him for his goals I’d say with 6 in 76 appearances! Is he good at linking the play? ♂️— Scott Davies (@greatscotti) January 2, 2019
Will Keane fits the target man option but he’s hardly prolific. Would it not be better to try and work with Harrison and Jackson who have at least scored goals at a level— Ed Banthorp (@BigEdBanthorp) January 2, 2019
I know we’re not gonna sign messi but feels like a waste of a Loan #itfc
Keane has managed just six league goals in over 70 appearances as he has struggled with injuries and consistency throughout his career to date.
At 25, the former England U21 international is said to be looking to kick-start his career after making just 26 appearances for Hull since signing for the club back in 2016.
Keane’s contract at The Tigers expires in the summer, therefore Ipswich could either seek to sign him on the cheap now or loan him in before potentially grabbing him on a free transfer in the summer.
Paul Lambert’s men are the second lowest scorers in the Championship and if they harbour any hopes of survival this season, they will need to significantly strengthen this month and bring in a player capable of finding the net.