Carroll Injury Could Accelerate Keane Loan Move

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.

In our current poll,  75% of our readers would like to see Robbie Keane signed on loan – and if you haven’t yet voted,  the poll is still open on the home page.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • Toonboy_84

    Jan 1, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #1

    Sign him up already.

  • AussieToon

    Jan 1, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #2

    Yep sign him up.

    We need other avenues to goal and other plans besides Andy Carroll.

    He has scored a bagful of goals and has the know how. Get him here to help us survive.

  • singamagpie

    Jan 1, 2011 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #3

    I rather have Keane than Djalo. We need someone who has experience and has the ability to go straight into the team immediately. No time to wait for Djalo to adapt to the league. Besides, there’s should be reason why Sporting would want to sell for cheap… this guy is not a regular 11 there I heard.

  • johnhoy

    Jan 1, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #4

    This is old news and there has already been two prior blog posts on this site regarding Keane. Harry has already said he’s not available for loan, the price is 3mill. If Newcastle can’t cough up that measly amount for a proven goal scorer, then it’s another sad affair of our shit owners

  • carrollsinger

    Jan 1, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #5

    Keane has always given 100% every where he has played and scored goals at the highest level he will fit into our squad and give it everything sign him u say 5 million in today’s Market is cheap and for a proven striker it’s well worth it

  • Toon1978

    Jan 1, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #6

    3 million quid for a player that is 30 years old is a joke. Look else where i say. Besides, Spurs are being greedy about the whole affair. The only way Keane should play for this club is on loan. Either way Ashley needs to spend some bloody money.

  • AussieToon

    Jan 1, 2011 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #7

    Why is 30 old nowadays? Really, we are not a club that can be nurturing a bunch of kids in the hope of survival.

    At 30, Robbie still has plenty of years left in him. You look at guys like Sheringham and Phillips and who’s to say he can’t play a role for 5 more years at least. Imagine in a couple of years having a Carroll and Ranger starting line up and able to bring on Robbie Keane in the last 20 minutes to nick a result?

    Over the past few years, 30 years old has been viewed as 40 years old. This shouldn’t be the case.

  • pearceet

    Jan 1, 2011 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #8


  • Toon1978

    Jan 1, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #9


    3 million quid for a 30 year old sitting on a bench at his current is madness. 3 million quid could be spent wisely else where on a younger, fitter, hungrier player. Spurs want cash for him and that should put Pardew off straight away, if we are to loan a player look no further then Bellamy, yes he is older then Keane but a better, faster player all together.

  • IrishMagpie

    Jan 1, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #10

    I totally agree with AussieToon.

    Robbie is a class player, just the type of player we need. He gives us a different option up front to make us less predictable.

    £3m – £5m is not a bad deal for someone who is guarenteed to get you goals. He’s not out of the team at spurs because of a lack of ability, it’s because he pissed Harry off.

    Maybe i’m biased because i’m Irish but i’ve been wanting him at newcastle for years and really hope we manage to get him.

  • Toon1978

    Jan 1, 2011 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #11


    I do not disagree with you, read my comment AGAIN (6).

  • Toon1978

    Jan 1, 2011 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #12


    3-4 years ago i would of loved to have seen Keane in a Black n White shirt. All i am saying is there is more out there. We have scouts all over the bloody place but Ashley will not spend the money unless the player is extremely.

  • Toon1978

    Jan 1, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #13

    cheap lol

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 1, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #14

    We need another graham carr inspired signing here.
    So far carr has got us Gosling, ben Arfa, Tiote and Williamson all for peanuts.

    3M seems a lot for a loan fee

  • gorskino10

    Jan 1, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #15

    3 Million is alot to BUY for a player let alone on loan for a guy who is 30 and hardly has played! end of the day all these fans that are like “Sign him up” mark my works he will do NOTHING he has lost it, from what i’ve seen he isnt the same player as a year or more ago, We have to use the money wisely tbh Ben Arfa 3.5 Mill is about out budget we have to look at clubs and find a player style we need, for one i think we need another strong yet fast player to join our attack, someone like Lacina Traoré (probs over our budget) but from a team that could sell Cluj and he is Ivorian so will fit in with our team he is just like a younger version or Drogba and YOUNG (at 19) so would be an astute signing for us not just now but for the future and this is what are signings HAVE to be! another player i have grown to like in Bundesliga is Didier Ya Konan. so i dont think we SHOULD go for Keane to buy, or even on loan IF we need to pay a loan fee.

  • gorskino10

    Jan 2, 2011 at 2:12 AM

    Comment #16

    from what i’ve just read other papers have this too although The Mirror say £5 Million, it seems like Fulham and Blackburn are interested in him but his agent and himself has said he wants a “Bigger Move” his agent said to him wait till summer so doubt it will happen for us, but on another site they say his valuation is £5.5 Million. if its around 5 then he is DEFO worth that a tower or a striker, young and quick and can score, him and Carrol would be IMMENSE together from cornors or any crosses we would be incredible dangerous (even more than now).


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