Yesterday when the word spread around the CaughtOffside favela that Rafa B wanted to offer up Peter Crouch and some loose change in exchange for the one-man goal jamboree Robbie Keane, the veritable carved figurehead at the prow of the Good Ship Tottenham, we all spluttered out our coffee in synchronized incredulity.
The Sun, however, is leaping all over an already-unbelievable rumour, and asking us – HG Wells style – to suspend disbelief.
ROBBIE KEANE has stunned Tottenham by telling them he wants to quit White Hart Lane to join Liverpool.
And SunSport can reveal Anfield boss Rafa Benitez is prepared to offer Spurs striker Peter Crouch PLUS £5million cash for the Republic of Ireland international.
A strike force of Spain’s Euro 2008 hero Fernando Torres and Keane would give Rafa a major boost.
Keane’s declaration will dismay Spurs chief Juande Ramos but the Spaniard will fight tooth and nail to keep his influential skipper. (The Sun)
Aside from the fact that Juande Ramos clearly wants to keep Keane, and that the Irishman embodies all that Tottenham stand for, Rafa B’s bid falls way short of what Tottenham would want. The Sun reckon that Spurs value Keane at £20million – is this going to turn into another Gareth Barry-esque transfer war of attrition?