We don’t know if Newcastle will be signing Robbie Keane before the 6:00 pm deadline this afternoon, but if he doesn’t want to come, it’s probably better that he doesn’t bother.
Robbie Keane – will he or won’t he
It’s clear that Harry Redknapp doesn’t think Robbie has a future at Tottenham, as he is trying to sign yet another striker for the north London club.
So we were a little surprised to hear last night that Robbie may want to stay at the club. It looks like Harry’s lost out on Brazilian Luis Fabiano, who agreed to a two year extension to his contract at Spanish club Sevilla yesterday, but he may still get somebody through the door by this afternoon.
Robbie Keane is such an ambitious lad, that we would be surprised if he becomes like Michael Owen, who seems willing to play a bit part at a big club who can win trophies.
So it’s up to Robbie, but if he stays put at Tottenham this season, it could be a very disappointing season for him on the football pitch.
Newcastle may also complete the loan signing of Manchester City’s promising defender, 19 year-old Irishman Greg Cunningham, as cover for Jose Enrique, at left back.
We profiled the youngster on Sunday, and our only doubt about the loan is how many games will the youngster get on Tyneside?
Unless Jose is injured we cannot see that being too many, but he could also be a long term target for the club, and Greg has already played for Ireland a couple of times, and looks a good player in the making.
The Newcastle Journal is reporting today that the reports in Holland linking Newcastle with an £8M move for Utrecht’s Ricky van Wolfswinkel are fanciful at best.
That’s mainly because of the rather large fee quoted for a 21 year-old, who of course is unproven in the Premier League.
The Journal is reporting it would be a major shock if he did arrive today, although they point out that stranger things have happened and after all, this is Newcastle. 😀
So of the three above players, it looks like Robbie is still the best bet, with young Cunningham next in line, and Dutch striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel a bit of a long shot.
Of course Newcastle could also surprise us with some other playing coming through the door, that’s always a possibility.
What do you think?