Coyle expects Keane to join Powell at Wigan this week

by Sam Peoples

Owen Coyle expects to seal a loan deal for Will Keane this week to take him to Wigan Athletic in the Championship.

Discussions have been ongoing between Wigan and Manchester United this week and all that is needed now to finalise the deal is some paperwork to be signed.

“I’d be very surprised if that’s not concluded in the next day,” Coyle said.

“I spoke again with (United manager) David (Moyes) yesterday just before they were flying off to Germany. We’re both happy in terms of how it proceeds from a football perspective.

“The paperwork is there to be signed, whether that’s today or tomorrow morning. I don’t want to get ahead of myself but we’re confident that will certainly happen.”

After such a torrid season last year, it is great to see that Keane has come back stronger and he will look at this loan spell as his big opportunity to get back into contention for a first team squad spot.

He will link up with Nick Powell who has enjoyed a bright start to his loan spell with Wigan and watching those two youngsters play alongside each other could provide a glimpse into the future of United.

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