Newcastle United are reported to be making a rather sensational move to sign Tottenham striker Robbie Keane, on loan from Tottenham for the season.
Robbie Keane – made to play for Newcastle
Newcastle manager and former Tottenham coach Chris Hughton is said to have a great relationship with the Ireland captain, from his time both at White Hart Lane and also of course with Ireland.
And the news tonight is rather upbeat for Newcastle fans, as Robbie himself is reported to be willing to consider a loan move, to play for the famous Newcastle United club next season.
The Ireland captain, who could have joined Newcastle back in January, 2005 when Graeme Souness was managing the club, was loaned to Celtic last season after being a substitute at Tottenham, and the same seems to be happening this season.
Hughton’s star is rising fast at Newcastle, as he is now not only seen as a top coach, but he has also moved rather successfully into management, and of course plotted the unbelievable 6-0 demise of Aston Villa last Sunday afternoon, to the surprise of many and got Newcastle promoted in his first season as a full-time manager.
And it turns out that Chris and his staff at Newcastle believe they can convince Keane to agree to a move to Tyneside.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is said to be willing to work on the deal, knowing he may have to break his wage structure to get Robbie – but Mike is said to be hopeful that Tottenham can and will help out with Keane being on £75K a week wages.
Keane would be an immediate favorite on Tyneside (our opinion), as not only does he wear his emotions on his sleeve, but he gives 100% in every single game – something Geordie fans just love to see.
We hope this deal can be worked out, and if the club can bring in Ben Arfa, Keane, and 19 year-old top Manchester City youngster Dedrick Boyata, the Newcastle squad will suddenly look quite strong – and we could well be on our way this season.
Howay The Lads!!