Liverpool gaffer Rafa Benitez is set to make an audacious bid for a White Hart Lane striker, but it is contingent on him flogging Peter Crouch as part of the deal.
The Guardian reports that Benitez is going to bluster in with a bid for Tottenham’s Robbie Keane, completely ignoring Spurs’ protests that their Irishman isn’t for sale – and it doesn’t end there. As if to add insult to injury – Rafa wants to foist unwanted lankster Peter Crouch on Spurs as part of the deal.
Rafael Benítez will pursue his interest in Robbie Keane despite Tottenham’s insistence that their vice-captain is not for sale. The Liverpool manager has proposed a cash-plus-Peter Crouch deal but the Republic of Ireland international will have to agitate for a move to bring Benítez’s pursuit to fruition.
Keane has emerged as a leading target for Liverpool after discussions between Anfield officials and their Spurs counterparts about Crouch, the England international who is valued at between £10m and £12m and is also wanted by Portsmouth, Manchester City, Newcastle and possibly Arsenal.(The Guardian)
Apparently, Rafa thinks that he can use the same ruse which lured Gareth Barry into declaring his undying love for all things Liverpool. Will Robbie Keane do the same?