Could Newcastle Get Robbie Keane On Loan?


Yesterday,  Newcastle manager Chris Hughton said something that we thought was rather interesting – he said there were players available this summer that the club didn’t expect to be available.

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Robbie Keane – could Newcastle get him on loan?

Now one of those players available is Robbie Keane, who will hardly want to stay at Tottenham next season, and we wonder if there’s any chance that Newcastle could get the striker on loan for the season.

It may be difficult for Spurs to sell him this summer, with transfer money being so tight, unless of course Manchester City want to pay way over the odds for him – and take him to Eastlands.

Robbie of course signed for Liverpool in July, 2008 for £19M, but when Rafael Benítez hardly played him, Harry Redknapp bought him back in early February, 2009 for £12M, and we expect that Harry will want that money back if he is transferred him this summer.

When Robbie returned to Spurs he couldn’t get enough games in the Tottenham first team, as he was behind both Peter Crouch and Jermaine Defoe, and he was loaned out to Celtic last January.

Robbie played 19 times for Celtic this year with 16 goals, and it may be he wants to return there on loan next season – if he is offered that move – and he will after all get European Champions League Football there too, as he will if he stays put at Spurs.

We’re not sure whether Chris would be interested in trying to get Robbie for just one season on loan.

In fact the loan fee may be high too, and we don’t know if Newcastle would be willing to pay that to get Robbie on Tyneside foe a season.

It’s true that Robbie is older than players Chris Hughton has talked about bringing into the club, even on loan, and he turns 30 in early July.

But he would be a one season loan deal only, and he could do a job for Newcastle next season, there’s no doubt about that.  And Chris Hughton has often said he wants a proven Premiership goal-scorer for next season.

Is this just a daft idea – what do you think?

For the record  Robbie has played 525 first class games with 206 total goals,  and in addition the Ireland captain has played 99 times for his country with 43  international goals.

No a bad record at all.

Comments welcome.



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32 comments so far

  • sirjasontoon

    Jun 9, 2010 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Leon Best would keep him out of the side…Zorro is GOD and a certain number 9 any day soon.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jun 9, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #2

    He is a class player, there is no arguing that. His character seems similar to kevin nolan and co so I think would fit in very well in our squad.

    Hes getting on abit, but i think who cares when he is as talented as Keane. With teams keeping their eye on Carroll due to his physical presence, Keane is the sort of intelligent player who could make use of the space he will create.

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  • The-Ciaran8

    Jun 9, 2010 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #3

    I acctually hope we do but only for a loan I dont want to buy him.

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  • nuttyward

    Jun 9, 2010 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #4

    I WISH BUT IT JUST WONT HAPPEN

    KEEP THE FAITH
    ps CH PLEASE SURPRISE US AND GET HIM ON LOAN

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  • baro

    Jun 9, 2010 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #5

    He is too old. Loan may-b but permanent cant happen.

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  • baro

    Jun 9, 2010 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #6

    http://www.football-italia.net/jun09i.html

    What about Sebastian Giovinco. Wouldn’t cost over 10 million. Juve dont want him. Just signed 2 wingers Simone Pepe and Krasic. Maybe a loan deal in the works or if we can sell than buy. Sell, Xisco, Simpson, Tozer, Harps and use some of money on Giovinco. Very audacious speed. Called the atomic ant. Will terrorize defense.

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  • baro

    Jun 9, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #7

    http://www.metro.co.uk/sport/football/830120-summer-transfers-our-free-transfer-starting-xi

    Now that is a good lineup right there. You think we can guy all of them?? 🙂

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jun 9, 2010 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Giovinco? Is he the really really tiny one. Saw him play for italian u21 and he was a fantastic player, but he is incredibly small, but i think his talent outwieghs that.

    Cant see it happeining though.

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  • snoutshuffler

    Jun 9, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #9

    Hasn’t Keane already said he wants to stay and fight at Tottenham, who are in the Champions League?

    Why oh why would he move to a team that will be fighting with the likes of Blackpool when he could be playing against some of the biggest teams in Europe, either with Spurs ir Celtic?

    Yet more delusions of grandeur.

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  • The-Ciaran8

    Jun 9, 2010 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #10

    Maybe for more playing time?

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  • BigDave

    Jun 9, 2010 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #11

    We should get joe cole on a free transfer if we can ?

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  • The-Ciaran8

    Jun 9, 2010 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #12

    he wont come to us with the likes of man united tottenham intrested :/

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  • geordielad880

    Jun 9, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #13

    im getting sick of people saying we should sign joe cole, r keane, altintop, santa cruz, ireland, etc etc etc, does any of you actually realise we cannot attract players like that anymore!!??

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  • henok ethiopian toon

    Jun 9, 2010 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #14

    @baro u crack head Sebastian Giovinco …he is so called the next Diego and why on earth would he come to us …i say lets stick with youth players

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  • flair20

    Jun 9, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #15

    geordielad880: “im getting sick of people saying we should sign joe cole, r keane, altintop, santa cruz, ireland, etc etc etc, does any of you actually realise we cannot attract players like that anymore!!??”

    ^ What he said.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Jun 9, 2010 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #16

    Erm why couldnt we attract robbie keane….hes not exactly in demand and aint playing at spurs.

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  • henok ethiopian toon

    Jun 9, 2010 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #17

    pls chris bring Michael Ballack just got released

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  • geordielad880

    Jun 9, 2010 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #18

    The core of our squad is already pretty good, we need more depth in our squad, i would prefer younger players to be signed who are more hungry, and more willing to play a squad role, reynolds from motherwell, is a good example, a really good centre half and would cost under 2m.

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  • bri_2k4

    Jun 9, 2010 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #19

    truthfully we havent got a cat in hells chance of signing any of the players mentioned! i belive we should look at the best of the championship i.e. ledley wouldnt say no as the only outher offer he has is in scotland or bringing in a couple of QPR players as they seem to play well personally i would of sign old boy darren as he is a player that can replace nicky butt quite well and he has a mean shot. really the only posision we need to strenthen is full left side and bring in a striker who has already scored a mountain of goals at the top even if its the top of the championship they hav been scoreing fair enough leon best scored a few at coventry but he is apsaloutly pipe we could do well with the team we have if we stay up with a team thats on a combined 25 mill a year the profits will flow in 🙂

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  • geordielad880

    Jun 9, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #20

    robby robson, because he is on massive wages, and career is going slowly downhill, would want him even if we could get him, i still remember years ago alex ferguson saying that he wouldnt have payed 500k for him when he signed for coventry for 6m, i have never rated him that much myself, he is an ok player, but not great.

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Jun 9, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #21

    geordielad880
    agree with you on robbie keane , he has always lacked that extra something to make him a great player , hasnt got brilliant turn of pace or a trick in and around the penalty area , he has good movement and is good technically , but just lacks that special something

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  • baro

    Jun 9, 2010 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #22

    henok ethiopian toon

    U dumb sh!t why would he Ballack come to Newcastle when Juve are interested. U dumb crack head.

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  • geordielad880

    Jun 9, 2010 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #23

    wouldnt have ballack given either, he is well past his best, used to be a good player, he is the kind of player we have been trying to get rid of eg geremi for years, we dont need players like that. I would sell alan smith aswell, dont think he can cut it in the premiership, and will save wages

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  • Colombus

    Jun 9, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #24

    I think actually we might have a chance of bringing in Uruguay star Sebastian Eguren. A year ago he was a regular at Villareal and is a quality player that would bring us exciting routine and passing quality in midfield. He is gonna play for Uruguay in the world cup and I think he would be available at a real bargain price.

    In: Sebastian Eguren, Albin Ebondo and Martin Petrov. Then we would only need a quality striker with pace and we would be there 😉

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  • Toonmania

    Jun 9, 2010 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #25

    well according to jaynufc1989 we have already signed petrov and ebondo so we just need eguren and your wish might come true.
    that’s if you believe jay’s shite.

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  • flair20

    Jun 9, 2010 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #26

    @Colombus Eguren is a good player but you seem to have forgotten that we don’t have any money, thus we won’t be buying him.

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  • jimiley

    Jun 9, 2010 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #27

    We will not get Keane because he is too good for us and in any event we could not pay his wages. I am just reading some of the bollocks on this blog about Keane being too old and not good enough. Makes you laugh, because Stroller and Best and headball Carroll are so much better aren’t they? Get a life you dimwits. He is different class.

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  • lewman

    Jun 9, 2010 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #28

    maybe we could get zidane to come out of retirement and maybe get joe calzaghi aswell as he scored a goal the other day, but please dont let that smug wank3r jamie redknapp join as i reckon he would ruin the team spirit

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  • jimiley

    Jun 9, 2010 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #29

    It seems that when a player is out of our reach (meaning he is either too good or will cost too much in transfers or wages), we justify not wanting him because he is too old or too fat or too tall or too greedy or too slow or too something or other to fit in with the fat man’s policy of buying boys for nothing ( to fit in with our youth policy of never developing youth or playing young players in the team). We have an alleged policy of developing youth but never playing promising players. More fat man tosh to string the fans along.

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  • Wigaz

    Jun 9, 2010 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #30

    Ed i don’t post much anymore but still always check the blog. I feel i have to say somethin on this story. I agree with jimely here robbie keane is top draw, he is a classy player who can find space & score goals. Anyone who thinks he isn’t good enough needs their head checked. I doubt we could get him but if we did he’d be the smartest player we have had since pedro & the perfect foil for Carroll. Lets be honest though our fat twat of an owner has no ambition whatsover so we will not sign any players with calibre whilst he is here.

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  • Colombus

    Jun 9, 2010 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #31

    Eguren was actually on his way to lazio but that move stalled due to a weird medical-problem. The medical didn’t go through and so he went on loan to a swedish club to not loose match pratcice. He is up for the grabs and would be a brilliant signing!

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  • che84

    Jun 10, 2010 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #32

    I thought Chris Hughton did not wanna sign any player over 25, but loan them would not be a problem. I think Robbie Keane would be a great striker for the club, he would be a great partner for Carroll up top. SIGN HIM!!!

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