Robbie Keane Deal Should Be On Loan Only


There’s no way Newcastle should be paying out transfer money to bring Robbie Keane to Tyneside next month.

Robbie Keane – while on loan at Celtic

The only way to bring Robbie to Newcastle would be an initial loan deal, and then we could also see what he was like,  and whether he indeed would be worth around £3M to make the deal permanent in the summer.

But it seems that both Spurs and maybe Robbie himself want a permanent deal, and of course Keane has no part to play at Spurs now, and although that was also true last season, the Irishman wanted to give it another go this season, when he turned down a Newcastle loan move in late August.

In retrospect that was a mistake by Robbie, but hey, that’s life.

Robbie is also on big wages in London, and if he does make a permanent deal in January, he will most likely need to take a pay cut with West Ham, Birmingham and Wolves all said to be interested in taking the player.

Alan Pardew knows that Newcastle are already relying too much on young Andy Carroll’s goal prowess, and an up front striker is needed to help share the load and get some goals for Newcastle.

Robbie Keane would be good for Newcastle, and a loan deal through the end of the season, with a chance to make the deal permanent in the summer would be perfect, but as we said that’s not what Spurs want apparently.

No word from Newcastle as to whether they are still interested in bringing Keane to Tyneside, but if he was signed he would be a popular buy, and a popular player too.

Newcastle had a chance to sign Robbie about five years ago, when Graeme Souness was at the club, but Graeme in his wisdom, decided against it.

Robbie plays with emotion and always gives 100%, and he would be inspired by the fanatical Geordie fans – there’s no doubt about that.

From the poll we put up yesterday 74% want Keane on loan at Newcastle, and only 19% think that would not be good, with the rest undecided.

The poll is still open on the home page if you haven’t yet voted.

And since the window opens tomorrow, what are the chances that Newcastle will announce the permanent signing of Hatem Ben Arfa.

Just a thought – but a good one. 😀

Comments welcome.



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10 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 31, 2010 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #1

    Off topic and I know it will never happen, but can’t there be a panorama style investigation as to how Pardew actually got the job.

    If it’s true he allegedly owes gambling debts to Lllambias and possibly Ashley, surely this totally contravenes the ” fit and proper person ” to own a club ruling.

    Also if ashley and llambias knew who they were going to appoint there is nothing to stop them getting other people to front for them and bet on the outcome.

    I didn’t think we could get any lower when we had shepherd.

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  • jarra geordie

    Dec 31, 2010 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #2

    also off topic but im wondering did anyone else see the goals of the season so far on the christmas special of soccer AM? Lualua is banging in some realy good goals and guess what?! HE CAN TAKE A FREE KICK! something we havent had the luxury of with any regularity since the days of Nobby Solano… Lualua will be a welcome addition back in our squad

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 31, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #3

    Just off the topic Caroll out of next 2 games with a thigh strain.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 31, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #4

    Indian magpie,

    Oh know we might have to think of a plan B involving the ball actually staying on the ground a bit !!!

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  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 31, 2010 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #5

    Get smith and Lovenkrands up front.

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  • Alinufc

    Dec 31, 2010 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #6

    @jarra geordie Robert and ryan taylor aint bad on a dead ball at all and joey barton aint either altho his performance wasnt his best gainst tottenham

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  • Jose Enrique

    Dec 31, 2010 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #7

    Lualua has gotta be in the team next year or else hes gonna leave and he is miles better then jonas gutierrez already!!!

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  • Magickit

    Dec 31, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBCE7lJLlPA

    robbie is still a very wise player with great football sense and positioning which most our forwards doesnt have.

    pls sign him

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  • Magickit

    Dec 31, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #9

    see at 5:3o !! so brilliant !

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  • max

    Dec 31, 2010 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #10

    first we get him on loan.. then,, of course permanent deal… he can be a legend..

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