Well at least we now know Newcastle are indeed interested in bringing Robbie Keane to Newcastle.
Robbie Keane – Pardew would be interested in a player of this caliber
While Newcastle manager Pardew stopped short of saying he was specifically interested in Keane, he did say if a player of his talent became available then Newcastle would be interested.
This is what Alan told Sky Sports today, when specifically asked about Keane:
“Any player of that sort of quality that becomes available, we would be interested in.”
“Whether it is possible to bring them to the club for a number of reasons, we will have to see.”
“But I am not going to go into individuals because we have had so many names thrown at us and so many of our players leaving.”
“It is ridiculous to name them all, so I will pass on that one.” “We are sound in terms of our players and we want to add to the group if we can.
“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.”
“So it is a small market and we will have to compete and see if it works for us.”
Alan said there were only a few players who could wear the Newcastle jersey – and of course what he meant was only as few players were available who were good enough to wear the Newcastle jersey.
A nice little comment there from Alan – who happily seems to revere the Tyneside club.
One reason Robbie may not be able to be brought to Newcastle is that it appears Spurs may want a straight transfer next month for Robbie.
The fee is said to be around £3M, and that may be difficult for Newcastle to do, and they would most likely prefer to take the lad on loan through the end of the season first.
Other clubs are interested in taking the Ireland captain – West Ham, Birmingham and Wolves are three clubs said to be interested, but they would not likely be an attraction to Keane.
Robbie has already let it be known that he would prefer to come to Newcastle and play in front of 52,000 screaming Geordies.