It appears that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is keen to add both a striker and a left-back to his squad in the upcoming transfer window, which opens tomorrow and lasts for one month.
Robbie Keane – ball is in his court if he really wants to join Magpies
And we have to think Alan will be trying to being in a winger with pace as well, to augment the Newcastle wing play – which has not been good of late.
As far as a striker goes, Robbie Keane is obviously frustrated at his lack of playing time in London, and it seems he would now love to return to Newcastle, a club he turned down at the end of August, just before the summer transfer market closed.
And we have to think Robbie would just love to link up with the vastly improved Andy Carroll on Tyneside, and it could be a good combination, with Robbie being able to use all his vast experience, alongside big Andy.
And the more we think of this the better we like it, because we all know Robbie is just the type of emotional and whole-hearted player who could really thrive on Tyneside.
Alan Pardew has already said to day that he’s be interested in signing the player, if that proved possible in January, so we have to think Newcastle are in the driver’s seat for the player.
And if Robbie is keen to come to Newcastle, then we’d hope he’s negotiate a decent deal, and maybe even take a cut in his high wages – so he can play for the famous Newcastle club.
Harry Redknapp hasn’t used Robbie much at all since he took over the club just over two years ago and has worked miracles at White hart Lane, and is a very popular English manager.
And Harry paid a compliment to the Ireland captain by saying he just wants to play and is not content to sit on the bench picking up wages – as some other players we know – are just happy to do.
This is what Harry said about Robbie:
“I think he’d like to move – he wants to play.” “He’s not used to not playing.”
“All his career, he’s played and been a big player, and he wants to play.”
“He could sit here and take his wages, but that’s not him.”
Pardew will not be bringing many players in during January, simply because there are not too many available to meet the quality Newcastle are looking for.
But we expect Ben Arfa to be signed, probably early next week, when he’s due on Tyneside, and there are always a few other players like Niko Kranj?ar (Spurs), Seb Larsson (Birmingham) and Steven Pienaar (Everton), who may just be available in January.