Robbie Keane Now Seems To Want To Come To Newcastle

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.

Comments welcome.

49 comments so far

  • carlton nufc

    Dec 30, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #1

    how old is robbie now i think it would well be worth the loan deal get rid of best to fund the loan deal

  • AussieToon

    Dec 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #2

    He’s 30 years old. He makes logical sense to partner Andy Carroll in attack.

    He has always been a goal kicker, he is super smart, super skilled and will provide another avenue to goal other than Andy.

    I have wanted him here for a year now, I hope it is true. He may not be at his best, but we are not paying 20 million are we?

    He still has the quality and class to be more than a handful for opposition who are more than already concerned with Andy!

  • toon95

    Dec 30, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #3

    he’s 30 could be a good signing in the short term. Would add experience to the side and link up well with carroll

  • jarnytoon

    Dec 30, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #4


    him and carroll will immense! n carroll could learn a thing or 2 of him!

    just get bennie perm as well as larsson (free) and kranjcar on loan n we’ll be laughing!

    like spurs/keegan mentality….dont have to worry about letting in goals as long as your scoring more than you concede!


  • Shot Bru

    Dec 30, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Keane is shite…no better than Lovenkrands!

  • Viper

    Dec 30, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #6

    A definately for me. Think Shearer and that little prick… Worked superbly when on fire!

    Financially a great deal. Grab it!

  • nuttyward

    Dec 30, 2010 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #7

    robbie kean = goals = experience= staying up
    enough said

  • lewman

    Dec 30, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #8

    he is good at chipped through balls and link up play so could be good even if he doesnt have much speed and he does score a few aswell. would be a good loan option but i wouldnt pay more than 2 or 3 million for a player who is 30.


    Dec 30, 2010 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Shot Bru // Dec 30, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    Keane is shite…no better than Lovenkrands!

    You mong!

  • tdt

    Dec 30, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #10

    Barton—Tiote—Nolan—Ben Arfa

    Ben Arfa—Tiote—Barton—Jonas

    Not bad like.

  • slomagpie79

    Dec 30, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #11

    he is good, but old…I think Matavz from Groeningen is better

  • Shot Bru

    Dec 30, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #12

    Geordie 69..Keane is a mercenary not unlike Kluivert was…he hasn’t played with any regularity in the premiership in the last 18 months…in fact if you watched him for Celtic last season he was barely average…total waste of cash for a player that is gonna need at least 10 games to get match fit by that time HBA will be back so we might as well stick with what we’ve got.

  • Charlietoon

    Dec 30, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Get him for 6 months and give him some game time. Play him as though we are going to sign him. If he does not perform let him go but if he does reward him and get him in…at a decent wage

  • Charlietoon

    Dec 30, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #14

    It’s sad, the lack of respect shown to Lovenkrands. Last year when his dad died and he stayed to play for NUFC and scored and then continued to play his heart out for the rest of the season after a break to pay his respects. In that time I think he truly became part of the Newcastle psyche and part of the team. The fans loved him.

    Not to speak ill of Chris but he never gave him the time of day in the premiership….which was a shame when his replacement Ameobi was playing so poorly apart from the odd good game. I’d like to see him get a shot. Ranger has not taken his chance so give Peter one.

  • balubas1

    Dec 30, 2010 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #15

    I would gladly take Keane.. but not at any cost. If we get a good price it would be a real scoop.

    Shot Bru:

    I’m cautious too about Keane.. he has been shite for some time now.. but I must remind you of his wondergoals and SUPERclever skills he has shown in the past.. for a skillfull player like Keane, 30 is no age.
    I am also not happy with him telling the media for years that he doesn’t want to come to Newcastle. He did it for some time ago also…. It is a “last resort” thing for him….

    But anyways… if he arrives, I’ll give him my support. I think he can play well around Carroll

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 30, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #16

    One side of me thinks he’s a greedy has-been with a bit of an attitude problem and who’s had more clubs than Jack Nicklaus.

    The other side thinks if it brings an end to the the clueless, non stop, arial rubbish being dished up week after week, then go for it.

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 30, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #17


    to be fair Loven does look a bit out of his comfort zone in the premiership.

  • Charlietoon

    Dec 30, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #18


    I dont think we have given him the chance.

    Nothing for the first 3 games after scoring a good amount last season
    29 mins vs blackpool
    3 games with no game time
    59 mins vs wigan
    4 games pass with no game time
    75 against fullham the draw kings
    19 mins against Bolton when we were getting walloped
    2 game break
    12 mins.

    He has played a little over 3 hours this whole season and has scored a goal.

    Considering Andy fell over almost every time he got the ball I wont fault Loven for not scoring off his one chance against spurs

  • Charlietoon

    Dec 30, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #19

    I think he should be our number 2..for now. Lets fluck off Ameobi, Best and Xisco and give some youngsters a chance

  • balubas1

    Dec 30, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #20

    Rotonda: ” The other side thinks if it brings an end to the the clueless, non stop, arial rubbish being dished up week after week, then go for it”.

    I understand where you are coming from here.. But the reason we dish those balls up every week are that our team lacks off-the-ball movement.

    Our midfield are not capable of delivering the capacity we need to get good flowing football. For instance everytime Jonas gets the ball he is ALONE, whilst in another team he would get support from either back, mid or a striker.

    Have you ever noticed how Jonas and Jose are kinda “stuck” on the left side sometimes?? It is because no-one in midfield makes a run forward to give them space to pass their way through.
    We used to play like this 10 years ago.. And see how that went huh? We have the players to do it also. It is up to Pardew now.

  • balubas1

    Dec 30, 2010 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #22

    No Keane… He’s going to West Ham on loan

  • Brutooon

    Dec 30, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #23

    if a loan deal then we don’t lose anything.

    he always play good with a big striker next to him, reason berbatov shine in spurs because playing with him

    loan him, he will provide goals, assist and we will be SAFE

  • Flop

    Dec 30, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Hmm he hasn’t looked sharp enough this season, looked average in the spl. I have massive respect for loven, the wba game will live long in the memory. I just don’t think from what i’ve seen he is good enough for the pl.

  • keegan trio

    Dec 30, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #25

    so what if he is 30 years old?..he is more productive than a younger shola at 29 or even leon 24 and xisco 24…

  • keegan trio

    Dec 30, 2010 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #26

    u think he will go to wolves or birmingham or nufc?..i think its likely to be wolves or nufc…

  • Charlietoon

    Dec 30, 2010 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #27

    Depends who pays more probably

  • geoff777

    Dec 30, 2010 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #28

    Not sure about Keane.

    I can see why people think that Carroll – Keane could be good.

    But that’s Andy with a “Keane” or an “Owen” type player at their peak of sharpness.

    Keane is 30yo and isn’t lighting the football world up. Lots of clubs have already taken the Robbie Keane gamble and it hasn’t paid off.
    He’s always getting transferred and loaned out.

    But if he comes in and isn’t too pricey he’s not going to weaken the squad …
    Ashley has this youth policy system in place and after Campbell, I’m not sure about signing players 30+ either.

  • nuttyward

    Dec 30, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #29

    still would like robbie him self to say he wants to come here and not agents press etc..
    and news on us actually wanting him until then ile watch that space as they say

  • IndianapolisToon

    Dec 30, 2010 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #30

    Simpson – Taylor – Colo – Enrique
    Tiote – Barton – Nolan
    Ben Arfa – Carroll – Keane

    Attack Attack Attack

  • GeordieToon89

    Dec 30, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #31

    such a line up and very fearful i may add =]

  • moonraker

    Dec 30, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #32

    Get him in! don’t even think about delaying! he’s quality and we would score loads of goals with him in the team!

  • max

    Dec 30, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #33

    keane can be a good signing. we can see when he played with berbatov. he always being a backup partner for berbatov and set up goal for berba. this is gonna be the same when he be the partner of carroll. he will be a good signing for us..

  • moonraker

    Dec 30, 2010 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #34

    Shot Bru @ 5

    You’re talking shite!!

  • nuttyward

    Dec 30, 2010 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #35

    trying to be realistic here with the robbie keane thing.
    but just who is available to us in the window with the experience and goals other than keane that we know are available
    answer not many, keane may be 30 but shearer was still banging them in when he was in his 30s even though he had lost his pace all down to EPL know how and money cant buy that

  • Jose Enrique

    Dec 30, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #36

    why does everyone leave out Nolan when they write our future team, he has been one of our best players this season adn is the most influencial player at the club!!!


    Simpson Taylor Coloccini Enrique

    Barton Nolan Tiote Ben Arfa

    Keane Carroll

  • davcon22

    Dec 30, 2010 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #37

    F*****k off Keane you’ve had ya chance with Newcastle,turned us down in the summer,now he’ll play for us now cos he’s not good enough to get a game at Shite Hart Lane

  • tcbelfast

    Dec 30, 2010 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #38

    bring keane in on a loan deal till end of season,wot harm could it do and i think he could partner big carroll quite well.
    on another point,does anyone rate the guy rickets from bolton.i thought he played quite well against chelsea the other nite.

  • Toon XI

    Dec 30, 2010 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #39

    Jose Enrique // Dec 30, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    Now Jose, it’s okay for you to be posting on, just don’t be posting on your twitter account. Okay lad? 😉

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 30, 2010 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #40

    Balabus 1

    Totally agree. the lack of movement and support play is alarming. It makes you wonder who the hell is coaching a team so poorly that we can hardly pass to a shirt and have become so so predictable and have been for a long time now.


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