News this morning that Robbie Keane is set to join Newcastle on a season-long loan deal.
Robbie Keane – loan deal to Newcastle?
The Spurs striker is said by the News Of The World to be in advanced talks to complete the season long loan move to Tyneside, before Tuesday’s 5:00 pm deadline.
Robbie Keane seems determined to play first team football this coming season, and is very well aware his opportunities at Spurs will be limited at best, and Chris Hughton believes that a partnership with 6’5″ Andy Carroll up front could be lethal for the Magpies this season.
The Ireland captain was in excellent form in the pre-season games for Spurs, but nevertheless seems still way down the pecking order at Tottenham.
Robbie is said to prefer a permanent move to a Premier League club, but will be only too pleased to go on loan to the Newcastle club, who of course draw huge crowds at the famous St James’ Park Stadium.
Newcastle are said to be close to agreeing a loan deal for Keane, and that a potential permanent move could be made next summer for around £6M.
So if we are to believe the news this morning, Newcastle would appear to be in the lead to bring Robbie Keane to Tyneside, and that would top off a great summer transfer season for the Toon.