Championship side Derby County are hoping to secure a loan move for young Manchester United defender Michael Keane.
Last season, Michael Keane had an impressive loan period at Leicester City, now the club are looking for another appropriate loan move for the England youngster that will offer more first-team football at a level that will benefit his play for a future at Manchester United.
CEO of Derby Sam Rush, is hoping that connections between new manager Steve McClaren and Manchester United will work in their favour in landing Michael Keane.
Derby County chief executive, Sam Rush said:
“I think Michael Keane has more opportunity of coming to this club with Steve McClaren as head coach because of his relationship with Manchester United.
“That is one of the things we are looking to do with our current set-up, to have connections and relationships with top clubs. This is a key area to find a competitive advantage.
“The top clubs have massive squads and they are Hoovering up young talent left, right and centre.
“If clubs can feel they want to place their best players with us, and feel they are going to be coached to a really high level, then they are going to be happy to place them with us.”
A loan move to Derby County would be a fantastic move for Michael Keane, rather than spending the rest of the season in the reserves, he could thrive in the Championship along with other Manchester United player, such as Jesse Lingard who is lighting up the league with 5 goals in 3 games for Birmingham City.