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£30million man explains why he joined Everton this summer

Everton defender Michael Keane has revealed that the Toffees are the right club for him. The England international joined the Toffees from Burnley this summer and also attracted interest from his boyhood club Manchester United as well as Liverpool.

With Leighton Baines and Phil Jagielka now in the latter phases of their careers, Keane will likely be required to play a key role for the club’s defence this season as well as going into the future.

He impressed with Burnley last term and his talent certainly matches Everton’s ambition this season.

Keane said, “There was interest definitely, but I thought Everton was the right place for me to come, develop and take myself to that next level.

“I didn’t want to go anywhere and not play and I’ve got to fight for my place here. There’s a lot of good centre-halves, but I feel like I’ve got a good chance if I stay fit and perform well.”

Ronald Koeman’s side will be aiming for nothing less than a sixth place finish in the Premier League during the current campaign and they got off to a fine start with a 1-0 victory over Stoke City on Saturday.