David Moyes has been Sunderland manager for less than 24 hours but he is already being linked with a transfer raid on one of his former clubs.
Jermain Defoe was the only Black Cats player to reach double figures in the Premier League last season, scoring 15 goals. Sunderland’s second leading marksman – Fabio Borini – only scored five, so it should come as no surprise that Moyes is reportedly chasing another striker.
However, that striker is Will Keane – a 23-year-old with just five career goals to his name.
Sunderland’s attack is clearly in need of reinforcements, but is Keane really the man they should be turning to?
In total, Keane has played 52 senior matches, most of which have come during loan spells at Preston, Sheffield Wednesday, QPR and Wigan.
Many of his appearances have been as a sub, but five goals in 52 outings is not good enough for a striker at any level.
Keane did not play once for United while Moyes was in charge. Nevertheless, The Sun claim that the Scottish manager is lining up a £6.5m bid for the player, with Stoke City also reportedly keen.
Unsurprisingly, new United manager Jose Mourinho is happy to get rid, according to The Sun.
Sunderland and United face each other on Boxing Day this season. The Red Devils have lost three of their last seven games against the Black Cats, drawing one and winning three.
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