Well if this story is to be believed, then Rafa Benitez may be a step nearer signing a player who looked very settled at Tottenham but now appears keen to leave!
Tottenham striker Robbie Keane has told the club’s management that he wants to leave after hearing of Liverpool’s interest in signing him.
Keane, the club’s vice-captain and a popular figure with both players and the fans, was the subject of an initial inquiry last week, with Rafael Benitez offering a player plus cash deal of Peter Crouch and £5 million.
The club rebuffed the offer, but Benitez will be encouraged by Keane’s eagerness to join the club he supported as a boy.
The Republic of Ireland international also has a strong friendship with both Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher and is enthused at the prospect of being involved in the Champions League.
Tottenahm value the 27-year-old at around £20 million, a figure Liverpool believe they had reached as they have priced Crouch at £15 million, despite the highest bid received to date coming from Portsmouth at £9 million. (Telegraph)
Every summer, there are one or two deals sewn up that no one saw coming. Could this be the this year’s example. If this is true and £21m-rated (or thereabouts) Robbie has signaled he wishes to leave WHL, where will that leave Dimitar Berbatov’s future, which is of course already pretty tenuous?
Whilst Peter Crouch is a good player who could do a good job at Spurs, he will not make up for the loss of one of the most consistent goalscorers in Premier League history!