This is hardly a surprising suggestion as Leicester have been chasing the Burnley centre-back for the majority of the summer. They have had several bids turned down, with the latest believed to be £15 million, which is a great deal for a player relatively inexperienced in the top flight.
He was one of the stand-out defenders in the Championship last season and has the potential to develop into an England international. From set pieces, he is a danger, scoring five times last season for Burnley. This could be an important area for Leicester, especially in the Champions League, as they try and upset the odds on an even grander stage. He is also good on the ball and possesses leadership qualities.
Keane would be a good fit for Leicester, as he is not a big name, therefore not upsetting the good team morale at the club. However, he has a lot of potential, and could develop into a fine player over the next two years.
The club do not currently need a first choice centre-hald, as they will be placing faith in the Morgan/Huth partnership. Nevertheless, bringing in a hungry player like Keane will increase competition and offer a long term solution. They will recognise the importance of continuing to follow the same recruitment strategy, rather than throwing money at Champions League players for one season.
Keane is a perfect fit and I expect it could be a deal that resurfaces closer to the