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Besiktas will look to sign Everton centre-back Michael Keane

Besiktas are gearing up to make a substantial offer for Everton stalwart Michael Keane, who finds himself sliding down the hierarchy at Goodison Park.

A mainstay at Everton, Michael Keane has accumulated an impressive record of 210 appearances for the club, notching up 13 goals and contributing 9 assists during his tenure. However, his diminishing role within the team has opened the door for potential suitors, with Besiktas emerging as keen contenders for his signature.

In addition to his club exploits, Keane has also represented England on the international stage, featuring in 12 games and netting one goal. This blend of domestic and international experience has only intensified the interest surrounding the defender.

Turkish media outlet Sabah has reported that Besiktas has firmly placed Michael Keane ‘on the radar’ as they actively seek reinforcements in the center-back position.

Michael Keane
Michael Keane

The Turkish transfer window is scheduled to close its shutters on February 9th, providing Besiktas with a week-long window to engage in negotiations with Everton for the acquisition of the defender.

Complicating matters is the fact that Michael Keane’s contract with Everton is slated to expire in June 2025. This impending contractual deadline may prompt Everton to entertain offers for Keane now, ensuring they secure a reasonable transfer fee for the defender.

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The potential move to Besiktas could mark a significant chapter in Michael Keane’s career, offering him a fresh start and a chance to rejuvenate his playing time. Besiktas are actively seeking to bolster its defensive ranks, making Keane an attractive prospect for the Istanbul-based team.

The dynamics of this transfer scenario highlight the urgency for Besiktas to swiftly navigate negotiations with Everton before the Turkish transfer window slams shut. Time is of the essence, and the coming week will be crucial in determining whether Michael Keane makes a move to the Turkish Super Lig.


As the Besiktas hierarchy strategically plans their offer for Michael Keane, Everton faces a pivotal decision regarding the future of the English defender. The impending closure of the Turkish transfer window adds an element of time pressure, and Everton must weigh the option of cashing in on Keane now to secure a transfer fee or potentially risk losing him on a free transfer when his contract concludes in June 2025. The next few days will undoubtedly bring clarity to this evolving transfer saga.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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