Transfer news: Michael Keane wants to stay at Leicester City for season
Teenage defender Michael Keane wants to remain with Leicester City for the rest of the season.
The 19-year-old centre-back has already extended his loan spell from Manchester United for an extra month.
He has impressed with his performances against Huddersfield Town and Burton Albion in the past week. Keane admits he is really enjoying his first taste of first-team football and wants more of it for the rest of the season.
The England under-19 international can also sense there could be success for City in their push for promotion.
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"I would love to stay for the rest of the season and keep playing," he said.
"I think this team has the potential to get promoted and I would like to play a part in that. It would be a great experience if I stay.
"It is going well. I am enjoying it and the lads have all welcomed me. And I am playing games, which is the most important thing.
"I have done all right in those games so, hopefully, I can stay in the team and keep getting experience."
Keane joined the club two months ago, but his debut at Bolton was cut short because of a hamstring injury after just 30 minutes which saw him return to United for treatment.
However, City boss Nigel Pearson brought him back and now he is fit he is relishing the chance to play first-team football.
"I was gutted because I hadn't been injured in two years," said Keane. "I did it after five minutes as well.
"I was really pleased it didn't end there. I had something to aim for while I was injured, so I worked really hard to get fit and came back and got into the team.
"Luckily, the boss has trusted me and I have earned a place in the side. I hope to stay there and repay him."
Pearson said he would like to hold talks with United over extending Keane's stay.
"That is something we will have to discuss with United at some point," he said. "We are very pleased to have him and he has done well so far. He has a very bright future in the game, but it is one step at a time."