Newcastle Interested In Robbie Keane – It’s Official

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.

Who wouldn’t?

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • nuttyward

    Dec 31, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #1

    iff he was to say sign tomorrow could he play sunday

  • munch27

    Dec 31, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #2

    I can see it now we dither West Ham sign him he scores against us on wednesday , unless there is a better striker in Pardews sights get Keane signed ASAP.

  • sweendog

    Dec 31, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #3

    3 mill for a loan .. if that includes wages not too bad .. otherwise tell the wide boy ‘arry he can keep him..
    Good player though .. and we do need a striker .. there are alot of other preferrable options though … want about Mervlut Erding from PSG who we were linked with .. probably 7 mill to get him and on cheaper wages ..
    theres quiet a few more decent strikers with contracts up in the summer too ..

  • nuttyward

    Dec 31, 2010 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #4

    @ munh totaly agree i asked on another blog who is available at the moment ( not many)
    SWP from Man shitty Adabiyor both loans .
    get keane in tomorrow before we regret it

  • Frank The London Mag

    Dec 31, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #5

    Keane may prove to be a total waste of cash who is too injury prone and out of sorts since he hasn’t played for ages


    a revelation who kick-starts a run of good form as well as chipping in with vital goals as we only really count on Nolan and Carroll for goals at the moment.

  • nuttyward

    Dec 31, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #6

    Harry rednap has said on SSN that he wont loan out keane only a permanent deal can be done so the toon can forget that one

  • Frank The London Mag

    Dec 31, 2010 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #7

    @6 – Harry Redknapp also said there would be no more transfer dealings on the deadline day this summer and then announced Van der Vaart as a Spurs player later that day.

    Do not believe a word of what he says. A lot of what managers say isn’t true anyway. It’s all tactical.

  • balubas1

    Dec 31, 2010 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #8

    I’ll take Keane easily… but I hope he can get closer to the form that made his name in the 1st place.

    He can VERY easy become a major flop… So I hope he want’s it.. bad.

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Dec 31, 2010 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #9

    Anyone who said they wouldn’t take keane is a first class tool, we can’t afford to be chooser over quality players we sign, and keane is quality, were have to fight a handfull of clubs when players like this become available. our priority would be to stay up, and for that we need to score more goals than we have done recently, and that’s exactly what keane will do.

  • repo

    Dec 31, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #10

    He wont come here cause Droppy wants Carrol,

  • ArtyH

    Dec 31, 2010 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #11

    Time for MA to make good his Spurs connections and pull a few strings.

  • Toon1978

    Dec 31, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #12

    3 million quid for a striker who is 30 years old and sitting on the bench………..No thanks. Spurs are having a laugh if this is to be true. 3 million quid could be spent elsewhere. I would rather we brought Bellamy back in fact 3 million quid for Bellamy would be worth it despite his age. That is just my opinion mind lol.

  • allan666

    Dec 31, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #13

    isnt bellamy 31 ? and hes a horrible mouthy prick. 30 is not old for an intelligent player like keane

  • max

    Dec 31, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #14

    keane can replace carrol as carroll is injured. he can score many goals for us.

  • tcbelfast

    Dec 31, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #15


  • seannew1

    Dec 31, 2010 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #16

    I’ve seen Keane play for Ireland this year and he’s been way off the pace,he’ll run all day but not sure if he’ll get us many goals…..

  • RossGellar

    Dec 31, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #17

    I appreciate Newcastle wanting players for the future, but we also need players for right now. Aim big, guys, Bendtner, Keane, or Adebayor (or all three) for up front, and a couple of sexy proven wingers.

  • geoff777

    Dec 31, 2010 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #18


    I’m afraid the days of us competing to sign the top players in the world have long gone.

    Ashley bought us on a whim and then bottled it when he saw what his promise to sign us a super-star would actually cost him.

    It’s been down-hill since then.
    I fancy there will be a few even nastier turns before we get rid of this man.

    Kudos to KK for having the integrity to stand up and walk-out on this regime.

  • Brutooon

    Jan 1, 2011 at 5:06 AM

    Comment #19

    The reason berbatov show top class form during his spurs days was because he play next to robbie keane. both compliment each other

    that can also happen with carroll and keane

    6 mths loan wont cost that much right?

  • winzi24

    Jan 1, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #20

    please god do not sign this man hes just another money greedy player tryin to drain the clubs finances, he may have i bit ov talent but hes not that good else he’d play for spuds. He’s just a short term fix that will do more harm than good.


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