Lots of news in the last couple of days surrounding Robbie Keane of Tottenham, and which club he will sign for, and whether Newcastle are seriously interested in the experienced Irish striker and captain.
Robbie Keane – Carroll injury may force a Newcastle loan move for player
And we have to think that if the news on Andy Carroll today is not good, then Newcastle will make every attempt to sign the striker on loan through the end of the season.
Of course West Ham are trying to move at lightning speed to get the Ireland captain signed on an initial loan deal, before other clubs, and you cannot blame them for that.
And news yesterday that the east London club had agreed a wage deal with the player, but were balking at the loan fee Tottenham had placed on the player.
But there are signs that Robbie will hold things up a little while, to see which other clubs may come in for him, because it’s likely the club he signs for will have first choice to sign him permanently in the summer.
And with West Ham rock bottom of the Premier League right now, there could be better and safer clubs that Robbie could join – and yes – one of them could be Newcastle.
It seems that Robbie has let it be known he would be delighted to join Newcastle, but it’s not as simple as that for the Tyneside club, because Robbie is on sky high wages at the North London club, and the loan fee will not come cheap either.
When again asked about whether Keane was a Newcastle target, this is what Newcastle manager Pardew said this morning:
“Our priority is to strengthen offensively if possible. That will be the area we are looking at.”
“I think that, if any player of that sort of quality becomes available, we will be interested in them.”
“If it’s possible to bring them to the club, we will definitely be having a look to see.”
“It’s a fluid market. Whoever is for sale has to be at the right price. If a loan situation comes our way, that would probably be the route if I’m honest.”
So not much new news from Alan in that statement.
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