Keane delighted with Sheffield Wednesday loan move

by Sam Peoples

Will Keane today completed a loan move to Championship side Leicester City and the young Manchester United striker is keen to get straight into action.

The 22-year-old has had a tough time of it since suffering a bad cruciate ligament injury but his year has shown some resurgent goalscoring form for Warren Joyce’s U21s side that showed he hasn’t lost his predator instinct in front of goal.

Keane has had previous loan spells at Wigan and QPR but neither were particularly fruitful, so hopefully this move to Sheffield Wednesday turns out different for him.

“We don’t have a game on Saturday but we play Birmingham on Tuesday so that’s not long to wait,” Keane told Sheffield Wednesday’s official website.

“I’m really looking forward to it. Sheffield Wednesday contacted United and it appealed to me straight away because this is a massive club with a great history. I’m sitting here in the ground now looking around and it’s a huge place. I just want to come here and help do my bit for the team and hopefully get some game time and score some goals.”


Keane also paid homage to the work he did under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s guidance as to how he developed as a striker.

He added: “I did a lot of work with Ole, who took the strikers at United. His record in front of goal was right up there on the biggest stage and you can’t help but learn from players like that. I just want to play now and do myself justice.

“I was at Hillsborough whilst on loan with Wigan and QPR so I know the potential of the club. I want to make the most of this opportunity and give it my all for Sheffield Wednesday.”

We’ll be following Keane’s progress with our weekly loan reports to see how he gets on.

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