Robbie Keane has just six Premier League appearances for Spurs this season, after turning down a possible season-long loan move to Newcastle in late August.
Robbie Keane – making noises that he wants to come to Newcastle
At the time Robbie wanted to try to get his place back in the Tottenham side, but he has hardly featured at all, in what has been an excellent season so far for the North London club.
Now Robbie seems to be making noises about wanting to come to Newcastle, but we wonder how far past his best Robbie is now, as he’s hardly looked impressive in the games we’ve seen him play this season.
The interest in Robbie really came because former manager Chris Hughton knew Robbie well from his time as Assistant Manager at Spurs, and we really have no idea if getting Keane in on loan is something that new manager Alan Pardew would want to do.
But it is rather intriguing that a Carroll – Keane partnership up front could work quite well.
Aston Villa, Wolves and West Ham are also interested in the player, but of the four clubs it’s small wonder that he would favor Newcastle.
This is what a White Hart Lane source (most likely his agent) told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Robbie knows that January is almost certainly likely to result in him leaving Spurs.”
“He was intrigued by the interest when he was linked with Newcastle last summer and is eagerly waiting to see what happens.”
“Robbie knows Newcastle is a super club and the thought of playing at a packed St James’ Park in front of 52,000 is appealing to him.”
We’re not too sure it would be a good move by Newcastle, but if Newcastle do bring Robbie in – it should be a loan move to the end of the season, to see how he does.
Robbie Keane of course has had a magnificent career playing a total of 538 games with 208 goals, since breaking on the scene at 17 with Wolves.
And he’s the sort of emotional and gutsy player the fans would lobe on Tyneside, and of course the Ireland captain gives 100% in every single game – and he has 104 caps for Ireland with 45 goals.
We’ll put up a poll on the home page – to gauge what the fans think of a loan move for Robbie to Tyneside.
Please let us know what you think – thanks.