Leicester extend Keane loan

Leicester City have extended the loan deal of Manchester United

defender Michael Keane until the end of the January transfer

window.

Keane joined the Championship club in early November, but he has

been restricted to just two appearances for Nigel Pearson’s

side.

The 19-year-old picked up an injury on his debut against Bolton

Wanderers before returning to the team for the New Year’s Day

thrashing of Huddersfield Town.

He is now eligible for Leicester’s FA Cup third round tie

against Burton Albion on Saturday and the club’s next four matches

in the Championship.

The centre-half has made three appearances during his United

career, all of which have been in the League Cup.