Robbie Keane Hesitates On Newcastle Loan Move


The Northern Echo is reporting that Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane is hesitating on making a loan move to Newcastle United.

Robbie Keane – not sure of Newcastle loan move

It is being reported that Robbie would prefer to remain in North London and fight for his place in the Spurs side, rather than going out on loan to Newcastle United.

Initial talks have already taken place between officials at St James’ Park and  Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, with Newcastle proposing a one-year loan deal, with a view to a permanent transfer next summer for around £6M.

The 30-year-old has already gone out on loan to Celtic during the second half of last season, and it appears he doesn’t want to go out on loan again.

It seems that if Robbie leaves Spurs he would want it to be a permanent move, and this may even be  a ploy to try to get Newcastle to make the deal permanent, but the Tyneside club will hardly want to pay out  £75K/week wages to Robbie.

While there is no official wage ceiling at Newcastle, that’s still a lot of money to pay out to one player.

This may now put Aston Villa in the driver’s seat, as Spurs want their young winger Ashley Young, and Robbie could go to Aston Villa in a part exchange deal, with former manager Martin O’Neill a known admirer of Keane.

But Robbie needs to also look at his situation at Spurs, and Harry Harry Redknapp  is trying desperately to sign another striker, with moves being made for both Luis Fabiano and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

There is now about 32 hours to go before the transfer window closes, and if Harry Redknapp is successful in bringing in another striker, Robbie can certainly stay in North London, but would be unlikely to play many games for the London club – that seems to be the stark reality.

So we wait and wonder on this one, but if Robbie doesn’t want to play for Newcastle on loan – so be it.

Comments welcome.


81 comments so far

  • Toon XI

    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #1

    Would like him in the squad, but only of he pulls in the same direction as the team and only if he truly wants to be Tyneside. Otherwise, to hell with him.

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  • Birts

    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #2

    No way should be looking at making a permanent deal for him, wouldnt be to fussed to see him here on loan, but at this present time we are looking healthy enough without lumbering ourselves with someone like Ameobi who will become no more than a bench warmer.

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  • Birts

    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #3

    I have a feeling we will end up with another striker before the window closes, but I strongly feel that RK will not be it.

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  • Monument Mal

    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #4

    £6m is far too much for a striker of Keane’s age. Would make a great loan signing though

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  • toon95

    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #5

    ricky van wolfswinkel is the other option.

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  • aguero10

    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #6

    Good, never wanted him anyway.

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  • Dino Cavalcante

    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #7

    “Robbie could go to Aston Villa in a part exchange deal, with former manager Martin O’Neill a known admirer of Keane.”

    Since when a club wants a player that the manager they SACKED fancied?

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  • costello91

    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #8

    Right guys here are the rumours ive heard and how likely they’ll be!
    Robbie Keane (Celtic are out of running, wer favorites followed by villa but only is spurs strenghten)
    Greg cunningham (again seems to be a loan deal but doesnt seem likely newcastle are his destination)
    Wolfswinkle (I dont no about this one at all)
    Steve Taylor (linked with a move to rangers but that is not true and he’s looking to resolve the contract by wednesday)
    Told this by an ex irish and newcastle CB

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  • xfer

    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #9

    lol Dino. I was confused by that too.

    Would like to see Keane join us, but if he doesnt want, then it aint good to have a half hearted player in the team. We have a squad of players who WANT to play for us… Thats why we are doing alot better this time round.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #10

    if he’s hesitating then bugger him let him sit on bench for spurs and we can go get someone that wants to play for newcastle

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  • stevep

    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #11

    Deal for keane is off – villa in with offer of perm deal apparently – redknapp wants him off the books tho fabiano has just signed a new contract with Seville so he ain’t going to spurs

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  • Captain Beefheart

    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #12

    Same old story Owen & Owen again…

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  • Birts

    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #13

    let villa have him then no great shakes

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  • danf98

    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #14

    if he’s got that attitude theres no point going for him, as to be honest he’s genna do nothing for us.

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  • Zangwill_Ho

    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #15

    someone no heart to join, then let him go.
    No need strongly to pull him in! If he really wants to join, we are welcome!!!

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  • ronaldeano

    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #16

    Huntelaar is talks with Shalke

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  • yemozone

    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #17

    I don’t think RK is good enough to be in our first 11 when we now have BH. Maybe we should go for a pacy forward…

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  • rkw

    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #18

    I hear from a few that the talks now are of a switch deal with Saylor headed to spurs. Dunno about it’s validity, but hey it’s something to talk about right?

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  • CHN Robert

    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #19

    I’m skeptical. Neither Keane nor anybody else from London is quoted in the article. Just some misinformation floated by Spurs brass to drive negotiations.

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  • Dino Cavalcante

    Aug 30, 2010 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #20

    I don’t think he doesn’t want to come here. He doesn’t want to come ON LOAN here. There’s a difference. I can understand that, he is 30 yo and he wants stability. “If you want me make an offer”, you can’t blame him!

    I say just bring a young LB as a cover, if we get a striker now we need to find a team for Shola too.
    He doesn’t like the current situation let alone if another striker arrives. We can wait until January maybe Ranger is as good as Andy, right?
    If not loan him out then and get a striker, I bet by then we could be 9th-10th and attract bigger names, now we are the “Championship winners who may go down again”

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  • Penguin PJ

    Aug 30, 2010 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #21

    I do hope this is all just a distraction ploy, a smokescreen.

    Somewhere in Europe, someone signing the 8million check as we speak for The Wolf.

    Tick..tick..tick..

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  • JerseyGeordie

    Aug 30, 2010 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #22

    dino, i think your right about the loan move. He wants his next move to be his last. That being said how many good years does he have left? Right now he is probably the best creative striker on our squad if he was here. But, he maybe has 3 good years left? At 8 mil thats over 2 mil a year. If mike doesn’t mind spending that money then i’d gladly have him, so long as mike will still invest. I think 5 mil would be a better deal, and i have no doubts that keane would fit perfectly with our squad and sjp. 8 mil could get you a quality young stiker however.

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  • Sinner

    Aug 30, 2010 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #23

    ALBIN FTW

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  • Tom_Toon

    Aug 30, 2010 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #24

    dont want him.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Aug 30, 2010 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #25

    keane that is.

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  • Doocey

    Aug 30, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #26

    Go away with yere Huntelaar for Newcastle, nee chance.

    As for Keane, leave him, not worth the hassle, and certainly not worth £6m. As for £75,000 a week, go take a hike!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 30, 2010 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #27

    albins got almost as good a record as ameobi, done nothing in his career and playin in spain wher the league is more open alot more space defences aint as strong cos they more for attack..we dont want another player who will be lucky t score 5 goals

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  • Birts

    Aug 30, 2010 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #28

    A dont even make 75 grand in a year, pure joke that like

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  • ooh_ahh_franz_carr

    Aug 30, 2010 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #29

    ^ Good Points Dino, would have been happy to see RK come here on loan, or at a knock down price permanently say 2 mill tops, but that’s not going to happen, in the long term, Shola is going to leave, if he is adamant about wanting first team football (is he for real?), at best he’s going to be a rotation/squad player from now on! and lets be fair, as much as i think hes a decent bloke, he’s had his chance a number of times and flopped. Getting onto this Wolfswinkle i like the idea of us looking for a long term partner for Carroll, however by the looks of it, he’s a target man himself (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJpooyvVf70&feature=related)- don’t make a lot of sense unless CH is wanting to resurrect a Shearer/Ferguson -esq Partnership, which i must admit would have been deadly if they both could have stayed fit! personally i would looks for someone with pace, not essentially small/ light weight, more along the lines of Anelka/Andy Cole quick on the turn, fox in the box!

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 30, 2010 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #30

    who said anything about huntelaar to newcastle hav i missed something?
    we wouldnt pay the 11million asking fee or the 80k a week wages

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Aug 30, 2010 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #31

    craigcoozy not been on yet ? that cwarr has said on twitter someone just booked in to the jesmond dene hotel , no name though ?

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  • JerseyGeordie

    Aug 30, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #32

    for the last 2 or 3 years i’ve wanted james mcfadden. He would be a perfect fit with the club, and cheaper than keane. Quality from free kicks, can play in the hole or on the wing, can get you goals from nothing, has expeiriance, and is extremly creative and commited. He just moved to brum last jan so i know he’s not an option, but another player who is a younger version of keane and has been mention before by someone on this blog, is kevin gameiro. He’d probably cost as much as keane as he’s had a strong season already for lorient, and is the attacking heart of that team (and captian i believe?) but those are the channels we should be tapping. The french, dutch, and norweigen leagues with an eye out for young talent in the english lower leagues. You pay half as much for similiar potential, and you don’t get the mercenary effect because players want to proved their worth when they debut in the prem.
    I’d gladly take keane but at 8 mil you could probably do better.

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  • Birts

    Aug 30, 2010 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #33

    Roll on tuesday night this has been one of our most frustrating transfer windows for a while. Like the way there doing business but still frustrating.

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 30, 2010 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #34

    never realised how good of a record huntelaar has actually got 294 apps and 186 goals thats unbelievable. if only we could dream about getting him to newcastle with wor andy carroll a think he would score fekin loads with the service of geardie arfa

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  • JerseyGeordie

    Aug 30, 2010 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #35

    @geordietoon89
    since when has arfa had good service? Lol

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  • a.l 9

    Aug 30, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #36

    Them Twitter guys are doing my head in, pure lick each others arses like.

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  • ashleys wallets cobwebs

    Aug 30, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #37

    a.l9
    they do ya head in when you ask them a question and they ignore you , whats the point of sying someones booked in the hotel and not saying who ?

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 30, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #38

    have u seen any of the videos of him? the through balls he picks out he has a really good eye for a pass he creates alot aswel with his movement which would create more room for our forwards

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  • GeordieToon89

    Aug 30, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #39

    anyways a wonder wher coozys been recently aint heard from him or mactoon

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  • JerseyGeordie

    Aug 30, 2010 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #40

    i haven’t seen too many vids on him. I’ve seen him actually play multiple times… He can pic out a nice through ball your right. But often times he tries to do too much. But i was speaking of his crossing. It’s pretty poor.

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