Keane was a £1m signing during the August 2016 transfer window, acquired to add depth to City’s sparse frontline after the preceding summer’s transfer inactivity. City boss Mike Phelan immediately thrust Keane into the first team but he failed to make a strong impression or score any goals. He suffered a season-ending knee injury early in the first half against Southampton in early November 2016, making his return a full 14 months later in a January 2018 away defeat at Sunderland. Progress on his return was limited, but he did contribute his first goal with a point blank finish during City’s April drubbing of Burton Albion. He was a bench sitter for much of 2018/19, occasionally starting when Fraizer Campbell was absent. In early January 2019 he joined Ipswich Town in loan for the rest of the season.
Keane’s previous career was spent at Manchester United where he made two senior appearances in five years, amongst several loans to Championship and League One clubs.
Keane played for England at every under-age level (under 16, 17, 19, 20, 21).
Date/Place of Birth: 11 January 1993, Stockport
Hull City First Game: 10 September 2016, Burnley A (Premier League), 23 years, 243 days old
Hull City Final Game: [current player]
Manchester United (2011-2016), Wigan Athletic (2013, loan), Queens Park Rangers (2014, loan), Sheffield Wednesday (2015, loan), Preston North End (2015, loan), Hull City (2016-current), Ipswich Town (2019, loan)
Hull City Record
Career: 26 apps, 1 goalsWill Keane
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