Keane Set to Switch International Allegiance to Ireland
Monday, 28th Jan 2019 08:44
Blues loan striker Will Keane is set to switch his international allegiance to the Republic of Ireland.
Stockport-born Keane qualifies for Ireland via his father but rebuffed the FAI's interest when an academy player at Manchester United to win caps for England at U16, U17, U19, U20 and U21 levels.
His twin brother central defender Michael, currently with Everton, played for Ireland’s U17s and U19s before switching to England and has won five full caps.
Now, according to the Irish Independent, striker Keane, who is on loan with the Blues from Hull City, is in the process of filing the paperwork required to change his allegiance to Ireland, now managed by ex-Town manager Mick McCarthy.
Keane has scored once in three starts and one sub appearance since joining Town on loan until the end of the season earlier in the month.
Meanwhile, fellow Blues loanee Collin Quaner is among numerous footballers to have made donations to a GoFundMe page which has raised cash for a private search for missing Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala and pilot Dave Ibbotson, whose plane disappeared over the Channel last Monday. The official search was called off on Thursday.
Quaner donated €500 (£430) to the fund, which has now topped €326,000 (£280,000), while PSG's Kylian Mbappe, Arsenal captain Laurent Koscielny, Manchester City's Ilkay Gundogan, Nantes manager Vahid Halilhodzic, Leicester winger Demarai Gray, Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot and Bayern Munich's Corentin Tolisso are also among the players to have contributed to the fund for the new search which is now under way.
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