Ball In Keane’s Court If He Really Wants To Come To Newcastle


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.

Comments welcome.



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13 comments so far

  • geordie_india

    Dec 31, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #1

    Pardew is lookin in the lower leagues! Can’t see Niko,Seb and Pienaar coming.

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  • Stuart

    Dec 31, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #2

    How do you know he’s looking at the lower leagues?

    All ive seen of us linked to lower league players is southampton players, and I’d pretty much just put that down to lazy journalism as Pardew used to manage them.

    Theres a quote in one of the other posts from Pardew where he said:

    “The market is going to be so tight and there are only going to be a few players on the market who can wear the Newcastle jersey.”

    To me that means he’s looking for quality players if possible, baring in mind Ashley won’t want too much money spent.

    I can see Keane coming in on loan, a loan deal for a winger and a left back in permanent to cover for Jose.

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  • sweendog

    Dec 31, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #3

    Steven Pienaar … again ed he’d be a great signing .. can’t see it .. mind you 52K supporters .. Englands soon to be no.1 striker .. frances 1st choice ACM .. maybe we will have a bit of a draw to getting players of his calibre .. 🙂
    .. on the negative, tight owner.. 🙁

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  • jmidd7

    Dec 31, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #4

    could take a punt on dos santos maybe on loan??….. he showed potential at the world cup and an abundance of pace

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  • max

    Dec 31, 2010 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #5

    come to us keane…

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  • nufc7

    Dec 31, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #6

    keane won’t be joining.. as much as i would like him at nufc it’s not going to happen. we desperately need a striker though especially now with carroll injured.

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  • Toon XI

    Dec 31, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #7

    I would take Dos Santos on the wing. Speedy player – just not sure of his attitude.

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  • nuttyward

    Dec 31, 2010 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #8

    Everton and Newcastle have been put on red alert after Sporting Lisbon agreed to sell striker Yannick Djalo – if they receive offers of just £3.5m.

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  • shearer4pm

    Dec 31, 2010 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #9

    fox from burnley. good decent LB and probably wouldnt mind being second to enrique

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  • daneevz

    Dec 31, 2010 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #10

    i heard that adel taarbat(QPR),max gradel(LEEDS) and a shocker L.Podolski from FC Koln are all possibles for us?

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  • free giveaways

    Dec 31, 2010 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #11

    The ball isn’t in Keane’s court, it’s in Ashley’s. If Ashley is willing to pay the transfer free and his wages I think he’ll come but I very much doubt Ashley will.

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  • AussieToon

    Jan 1, 2011 at 3:01 AM

    Comment #12

    Would love Adel Taarbat and Max Gradel. Both tricky, quick and skillful players that would add to the final third for us.

    Robbie Keane would be great also. Pardew has stated that he is looking to add to our attacking options. Ben Arfa, Keane, Gradel and Taarbat would be an awesome statement of intent in my opinion.

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  • max

    Jan 1, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #13

    armand traore former arsenal player. he is now at juventus. i think he will be the best signing as a left back. anyone with me??

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